Delhi man takes 200 flights in a year, steals passengers' valuables, arrested

A man was arrested for stealing valuables from co-passengers on over 200 flights in over a year. He used his deceased brother’s identity to evade detection and committed thefts primarily on premium domestic flights.
Delhi man takes 200 flights in a year, steals passengers' valuables, arrested
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A 40-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing jewellery and other valuables from the handbags of co-passengers on various flights, Delhi Police said on Monday.

He was planning to sell them to Sharad Jain, 46, who has also been arrested from Karol Bagh, she said.

Rangnani said that during investigations, CCTV footage from Delhi and Amritsar airports and the flight manifests were analysed.

The officer said the phone number of the suspected passenger was obtained from the airlines concerned, but he had provided a fake number at the time of booking.

Another police officer said Kapoor would target vulnerable passengers, particularly elderly women travelling internationally.

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Delhi man takes 200 flights in a year, steals passengers' valuables, arrested

His method, carefully timed to coincide with the distractions inherent in the boarding process, allowed him to operate undetected.

Source: India Today

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