Four men were arrested for allegedly robbing Rs 56,000 from a non-bank financial firm in the Preet Vihar area of East Delhi, police said Friday.
The suspects have been identified as Amir, Talib and Tripesh Kumar alias Parvesh, all residents of Uttar Pradesh, and Sirajuddin alias Siraj, a resident of Khureji Khas in Delhi, they said.
A case was registered at Preet Vihar Police Station on Tuesday based on a complaint that four robbers entered the branch of a financial company in Vikas Marg around 10:30 am and robbed Rs 56,000 at gunpoint, a senior police officer said.
The accused also tried to rob gold items in the safe as they snatched the keys to the safe from the staff, but the branch manager pressed the security remote in his pocket. The security alarm went off and began to ring loudly and the suspect fled the scene, the officer said.
On Thursday, police received a tip that two criminals Amir and Talib, who were involved in the robbery, were approaching AIIMS via Barrarpulla to commit a crime. A trap was set at the Barrapullah loop towards AIIMS and two suspects were apprehended around 7:40 p.m., Deputy Police Commissioner (Crime) Rajesh Deo said.
They revealed that the mastermind behind the heist was Sirajuddin, who had planned and supplied weapons and ammunition. They went on to say that a Parvesh was also involved in the robbery, the DCP said.
Later raids were made and Sirajuddin and Tripesh Kumar alias Parvesh were arrested on Friday, Mr Deo said.
Three country-made handguns along with eight live cartridges, two stolen motorcycles used in crime, two robbed cell phones and a toy gun have been recovered from their possession, police said.
Aamir was a driver and Talib a construction worker, police said.
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