Courier boy robbed of jew­ellery worth `2.80cr

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Man­ish K Pathak man­ish.pathak@hin­dus­tan­

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.

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