Courier boy robbed of jewellery worth `2.80cr
MUMBAI: Five armed men posing as crime branch officials robbed a courier boy of gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs2.80 crore in Vile Parle on Wednesday morning.
Mahendra Saini had just picked up the parcel, which arrived from Chennai, at the domestic airport at 10.30am. He was 200 metres from his office when he was robbed.
The police said Saini was stopped by a white car on Azad Road. One man stepped out and drew his gun, two others forced Saini into the car. The man with the gun rode off on Saini’s bike with the jewellery, while the others drove him to the Western Express Highway, pushed him out and fled. “Soon after, Saini called up his company and an FIR was registered,” said Virendra Mishra, deputy commissioner of police (zone 8).
The police are looking at how the accused knew about the valuables and whether someone from the courier company or the airport was involved. The Mumbai crime branch has started a parallel probe.