How CCTV helped CISF nab woman thief in Delhi Metro

NEW DELHI: CISF at Rajiv Chowk Metro station on Thursday nabbed a woman pickpocket and recovered four mobile phones and two wallets with over Rs 5,000.

The incident came to light at 6.30pm when two women commuters approached CISF to check CCTV footage after they lost a mobile and a purse at the station.

Anti-theft squad started checking the station, while the footage was analysed from the time the victims boarded the train at the Rajiv Chowk station.

The footage helped the officials zero-in on a woman who was standing just behind the victims at the platform but did not board the train.

After scanning a few more footage, officials found that the woman was repeatedly standing in a queue to board the train but never got into one.
“The woman would return to the queue after 10-15 minutes and wait. She was first seen in the queue in front of the women’s coach but did not board the train. She then was seen on platform 2 instead and repeated the same thing,” said a senior CISF official.

A team rushed to the platform where they found the suspect sitting on the stairs and she was taken in for questioning. “She was brought to the station control room where she confessed to having committed the crime. At 11.40pm, she was handed over to Delhi Metro Rail Police and the stolen items were returned to the passengers after verification,” said a CISF official.
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