NEW DELHI: They are a couple and became partners in crime too. As 22-year old Aash Mohammad would speed up the bike, his wife Kajal (20), riding pillion, would look for potential snatching targets on the lonely stretches of south Delhi.
The couple would snatch valuables from people on the road and flee the spot within seconds. Their snatching spree came to an end on Monday when the couple landed in a police net while looking for targets.
The couple has been identified as residents of Church Colony in Sangam Vihar. They usually targeted people in neghbouring areas of Neb Sarai, Sainik Farm, Saket and Sangam Vihar. The duo came under the police radar on Monday when a patrolling team received information that two suspects involved in multiple cases of snatching in different areas of south Delhi would come near Tigri T-point at Mehrauli-Badarpur Road in search of targets.
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Thakur said a police team was stationed accordingly and after some time a man was spotted riding a motorcycle with a woman as the pillion rider. The man was asked to slow down for checking but he tried to speed away. The alert police team, however, managed to catch them.
“On searching them, a mobile phone was recovered that, the man said, they had snatched from Sainik Farm two days ago. He further disclosed that the woman was his wife and they together target victims on lonely stretches in south Delhi late at night,” he said.
The DCP said Mohammad was found to be previously involved in at least 10 cases of snatching. He told police that at times his associate Himanshu would ride the bike while the couple carried out snatchings. Himanshu is absconding.