Two history-sheeters arrested, cops solve 32 theft cases
TRAPPED Police recover goods worth `10L; one accused has cases against him in Chembur
The central unit and unit 2 of the Navi Mumbai crime branch have solved 32 house breaking theft cases with the arrest of two historysheeters. The police have recovered stolen property and cash worth Rs9.77 lakh.
The accused have been identified as Rajkumar Pandey, 22, of Chembur and Dashrath Waghmare, 25, who was residing in Agroli village.
“We had information that Waghmare would come to Panvel railway station on May 30. We laid a trap and arrested him,” said Nagrale.
“His interrogation led to the solving of 12 house break-in cases in the city including an attempt to break a Canara Bank ATM in Kharghar. We have recovered property worth Rs 3.75 lakh from him,” he added.
Speaking of the other accused, Nagrale said, “The central unit of the crime branch received a tip-off that Pandey would be coming to the Panvel ST bus depot on May 25. They managed to arrest him there.”
Pandey has confessed to committing 20 thefts in the city.
According to Nagrale, three of his accomplices are still absconding.
He added, “We have recovered 184 gm of gold jewellery and cash worth Rs6.23 lakh from him. The gang has cases registered against it in Chembur as well.”
Police with the seized goods on Friday.