New Delhi :Delhi Police rounded up a gang of women who travelled to Delhi from Madhya Pradesh to steal valuables mingling with festival crowds.
Police nabbed two women from Pushp Vihar who followed a senior citizen to the bank and cut open his bag containing Rs 50,000.
One of the accused, Jyoti, is found to be a history-sheeter in a 2018 case in Lodhi Colony. The other accused has been identified as Renu. Both are from Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh.
They, reportedly, admitted they visit Delhi-NCR and other states generally during the festive and marriage season. They go to banks, ATMs, shops, busy market areas and crowded places and look for potential targets: especially, women and elderly persons.
"On October 14, they targeted a senior citizen in SBI Tigri. While Renu and one of her accomplices named Kali followed the person and cut the polybag containing the cash, Jyoti kept a watch on the surroundings. Kali left for her native village after taking her share.
They generally use false names when caught and once out on bail, they never attend the court," said DCP South, Atul Thakur.
Members of this gang had been frequenting the national capital, working in groups. They stay in hotels and leave once they manage to steal a substantial amount.
Some of them target lavish wedding functions.
IANS report with minor edits