Two his­tory-sheeters ar­rested, cops solve 32 theft cases

TRAPPED Po­lice re­cover goods worth `10L; one ac­cused has cases against him in Chem­bur

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

Po­lice with the seized goods on Fri­day.

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