Car thief arrested in Delhi during delivery of stolen BMW

Lavish lifestyle, good looks and expensive clothes helped him avoid suspicion by anyone when carried out the car thefts.

Published: 21st July 2016 03:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2016 03:21 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a high profile car thief while he was delivering a stolen BMW at a five-star hotel in the city.

The thief identified as Rahul was arrested after the Delhi Police’s Anti-Author Theft Squad (AATS) laid a trap to get hold of him.

Rahul, who is said to be a resident of Haryana's Hisar district, has at least 30 cases of car theft registered against him.

The police claims to have arrested him on 28 previous occasions.

West Delhi DCP Pushpendra Kumar said that Rahul used a unique modus operandi to carry out his car robberies successfully.

“He led a lavish lifestyle, had good looks and wore expensive clothes to avoid suspicion by anyone. He usually carried out his car thefts during the early morning hours. Sometime, he even used to take the keys from the guard,” he added.

“We had some information regarding him, our AATS team was on this for very long,” he added.

Rahul entered the victim’s residence in Noida on July 19, but little did he know that his act had been caught on CCTV.

The police also recovered two cars from him. The cops also revealed that Rahul has no male friends, but 15 girlfriends, most of whom work in call centers.

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