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Man wanted in over 30 cases of ATM robbery arrested in Delhi

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New Delhi, Oct 19 (PTI) A 27-year-old man wanted in more than 33 cases of ATM robbery across India has been arrested from south Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, police said on Saturday. Zahid, of Haryana's Mewat district, was wanted in several ATM-breaking cases and was frequently changing his hideouts in Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi, police said. "On Wednesday, police got a tip-off that Zahid would come near Power Sub Station, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, to meet his contact, following which a trap was laid and the accused was arrested at around 6.10 pm," said Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell). Interrogation revealed that in 2012 while he was doing his graduation, Zahid was arrested in an ATM cash theft case of Geeta Colony area, the officer said. After getting released on bail, he and his associate got involved in cases of ATM robbery in Delhi, Maharashtra, Odisha, Chennai and Haryana, police said. They used to target ATM which are at isolated places and unguarded. They used to cut the machine with the help of gas-cutter after covering their faces with spray paint, the officer said. One country-made pistol and three live cartridges were seized from him, they added. PTI NIT NIT SOM SOM

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