Males who used monkeys to steal money arrested in India

Monkeys seen on a prime of a constructing at a metropolis in India.

Two males who roamed the Indian capital utilizing monkeys to rob unsuspecting victims have been arrested, New Delhi police mentioned on Saturday.

The pair have been apprehended after one sufferer complained to officers that three males carrying monkeys had surrounded and robbed him of $80, an area police official advised AFP.

Authorities throughout India have been grappling with the menace posed by monkeys in Delhi and different populated cities, the place they typically enter houses in the hunt for meals.

However it’s unlawful for Indians to seize them underneath a 1972 legislation.

“When the sufferer was sitting in an autorickshaw, the lads additionally entered (the car) and requested one monkey to sit down on the entrance seat and one other on the again,” the official mentioned.

“They took the cash the lawyer had in his pockets and fled with the monkeys.”

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Police suspected the gang have been behind different comparable thefts and officers arrange a devoted group to trace down the culprits, who have been arrested Thursday at a bus cease together with their animal accomplices.

The third thief continues to be at massive whereas the monkeys have been despatched to an animal rescue centre.

Monkeys are sometimes skilled as road performers in India and incidences of the furry simians attacking residents aren’t unusual.

Final 12 months a troop of monkeys attacked a medical official and snatched blood samples of sufferers who had examined constructive for coronavirus in Meerut metropolis in northern India.

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