Metro laptop thief held in New Delhi

Metro laptop thief held in New Delhi
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A man was arrested on Thursday in Delhis Paharganj for stealing 2025 laptops from metro commuters, mostly from Nehru Place metro station, police said

New Delhi: A man was arrested on Thursday 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.

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