Burglar held in Vashi, goods worth `3.35 lakh recovered
NAVI MUMBAI: A 22-year-old burglar, who had been committing crimes in the city for the past several months, was arrested by Navi Mumbai crime branch (unit 1) on Saturday.
The police said the accused Ravi Yadav, a resident of Digha, would target the locked flats in housing societies where there was no security guard and fled with cash and valuables.
The police have recovered 120 grams of gold jewellery, 40 grams of silver jewellery, a computer monitor and three mobile phones from his possession. The price of recovered items is around Rs3.35 lakh.
“Acting on a tip-off, our officials managed to arrest him from Vashi. We are investigating the case to find out if more people were involved in the crime,” said Dilip Sawant, deputy commissioner of police (crime).
With the arrest, the police claimed to have solved eight burglaries registered in Kopar Khairane, Rabale, Vashi, APMC, CBD Belapur and NRI police station. According to the police sources, Kopar Khairane, Rabale and Vashi saw the maximum number of burglaries in 2014.
Satish Gaikward, senior inspector of Kopar Khairane police station said, “We have decided to extern habitual offenders from our area to reduce crimes. Recently, we identified four such criminals. We have sent a proposal to the deputy commissioner’s office to extern them.”