Bur­glar held in Vashi, goods worth `3.35 lakh re­cov­ered

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

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