Youth who burgled houses in posh Delhi areas arrested

New Delhi: A 19-year-old youth who allegedly burgled houses in posh areas of the national capital has been arrested, police said today.

Manoj Kumar alias Mannu was held near Sultanpur Metro Station yesterday on a tip-off, said Ishwar Singh, deputy commissioner of police (South range).

Rs 30,370 of stolen cash, four mobile phones, a laptop, a Sony Camera, a binocular and two home theatres with speakers have been recovered from him, he said.

Police had constituted a special team in the wake of a series of similar cases burglaries in Saket, Mehrauli, Defence Colony, K M Pur, Safdarjung Enclave and Lodhi Colony area.

“The accused also accepted that they sneak inside houses through windows and use surgical hand gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints,” said Singh.

The police officer said Manoj has admitted to using the money to fund his lavish lifestyle and buy drugs for himself.

During interrogation, Manoj disclosed the names of his other associates — Manoj alias Kala alias Bullet, Bantu and Kunal– and probe is on to nab them, the DCP said.