Man held for ATM robberies

Man held for ATM robberies
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A 25yearold man was arrested from Delhis Najafgarh area for allegedly looting ATMs after stealing the whole machine, police said on Thursday

New Delhi: A 25-year-old man was arrested from Delhi’s Najafgarh area for allegedly looting ATMs after stealing the whole machine, police said on Thursday.

The accused has been identified as Ajay alias Monu, the police said. According to the police, incidents of ATM burglary were reported in Delhi and the National Capital Region in September and October of 2019, where the accused persons lifted the whole ATM machine.

Acting on a tip-off that Ajay, suspected to be involved in the robberies, would come in Najafgarh on Wednesday evening to meet his friends, a trap was laid and the accused was arrested, said Ram Gopal Naik, deputy commissioner of police (crime).

During interrogation, Ajay disclosed that he and his friends were in need of money to live a lavish lifestyle, police said.

The accused said they removed the whole machine with the help of gas cutters and abandoned it after taking out cash, the DCP said.

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