Metro laptop thief held in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 7: A man was arrested in Delhi’s Paharganj for stealing 20-25 laptops from metro commuters, mostly from Nehru Place metro station, police said.

Based on the CCTV footage and local intelligence, the Metro unit of the Delhi Police traced 32-year-old Raqib Ahmed, who hails from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to have stolen a laptop on September 3 from Nehru Place metro station. He also confessed to have stolen laptops from commuters at other metro stations like Rajiv Chowk, Jamia Nagar and Sarita Vihar.

“The accused used to operate in crowded areas like food courts of metro stations, bus stands, railway stations, college libraries and various restaurants in Delhi, Gurugram and Noida.

“The accused has been committing theft for the last nine years,” Delhi Commissioner of Police — Metro, said in a statement.

The police official said Ahmed used to stay in hotels in Paharganj for 20-25 days at a stretch during his stealing-spree and sold a bulk of these laptops to a person named Wahid in Srinagar.

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