India: ‘Robin Hood’ thief nabbed after four months for committing 160 crimes

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India: ‘Robin Hood’ thief nabbed after four months for committing 160 crimes

The dubbed “Robin Hood” —gang leader of 25 merry men who robbed goods from the wealthy to give to the poor— was apprehended in Delhi on Friday.

According to the police, Wasim Akram, 27, also known as Lambu (“Lofty”), and his group attacked “big houses in posh areas in Delhi,” taking money and jewelry and giving some of the loot to the less fortunate.

“Due to this trait, he has got many followers in the area. These sources give him immediate information about the movement of police so as to enable him to escape,” Delhi police said in a statement on Sunday.

Due to his deed of helping the poor, Akram was believed to have obtained assistance from the local communities who would inform him of the police’s movements, which allowed him to evade arrest for a long time.

In contrast to the Disney version, Akram and his band are thought to have retained a large portion of their profits instead of giving it all to the poor.

The police claim that Akram committed 160 crimes, including rape and attempted murder.

The 27-year-old was apprehended on Friday after four months of tailing the criminal. BKM/ Expat Media


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