Police arrest nine robbers in Patiala

Nine members of an interstate gang of robbers were arrested on Friday here on charges of stealing cars and extorting money, Punjab Police said.

Patiala: Nine members of an interstate gang of robbers were arrested on Friday here on charges of stealing cars and extorting money, Punjab Police said.

"Working on a tip-off, police laid a trap around Gurdialpur forests here Thursday evening and arrested seven members of the gang. They were planning a major heist in this area.
A few days back this gang had snatched a Maruti Swift car from a family at gun-point," said Gurpreet Singh Gill, Patiala district police chief.

"On the basis of their interrogation, we arrested two more persons. This gang had also looted a petrol pump in Patiala earlier this month. We have recovered five pistols, live cartridges and a car from their possession," he added.
This gang was selling stolen cars in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, he added.

IANS

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