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Delhi: Man held for stealing British woman's purse


NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stealing purse of a British girl at a metro station in Delhi, police mentioned Wednesday.

The accused, identified as Manish, is a Commerce graduate and a resident of Sarojni Nagar, they added.

In her grievance, British citizen Marmar reported that any individual stole her purse consisting of three ATM cards, three,900 kilos and her driving license at Rajouri Garden metro station, DCP (Metro) Dinesh Kumar Gupta mentioned.


During investigation, the CCTV footage used to be analysed and an individual used to be observed taking the purse. The accused used to be identified and pamphlets were submit at various places around the town to nab the accused, he mentioned.


The arrest used to be made on Tuesday after police got a tip off that the accused had some altercation with a shopkeeper over trade of Rs 500 and would come to a specific mall, he added.


An amount of Rs three,18,000, which he had exchanged towards the stolen pound, used to be recovered from him, the DCP mentioned.


During interrogation, the accused published that on February 1, while he used to be at Rajouri Garden metro station, he noticed that the girl left her purse on a bench the place she used to be sitting. He straight away took the purse and got the pound transformed from a cash changer at Janpath, police mentioned.


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