Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - Faisal Tan­del

MUM­BAI: The Worli po­lice ar­rested a 19-year-old boy and two mi­nors last week for steal­ing ₹2,000 from a taxi driver.

It has also been re­vealed that the ac­cused, Samir alias Raj San­tosh Kale 19, a res­i­dent of Cen­tury quar­ters in Worli, would com­mit mo­bile thefts across the city on his mo­tor­cy­cle.

On June 9, Balesh­war Ram Lonak Ram Dhobi, 54, the taxi driver, was walk­ing on the road near the Worli naka petrol pump around 9.30pm.

Kale de­lib­er­ately pushed Dhobi and in­dulged in an argument with him. Amid the chaos, he stole ₹2,000 from the driver.

“In­stead of apol­o­gis­ing to the driver, he started to ar­gue with him. Amid the chaos, Kale quickly re­moved Dhobi’s wal­let off his pocket and handed it over to one of the mi­nors in­volved in the theft. The mi­nor passed the wal­let in no-time to an­other ac­com­plice, also a mi­nor. The mi­nor fled the spot with the wal­let,” an of­fi­cer from Worli po­lice sta­tion said.

Kale also left the spot. When Dhobi checked his pocket, he could not find his wal­let, fol­low­ing which he raised an alarmed.

Ravin­dra Gh­odse, po­lice su­bin­spec­tor from Worli po­lice sta­tion and his team caught Kale and the mi­nors while pa­trolling the vicin­ity.

Ji­ten­dra Pawar, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, said, “The two mi­nors were coun­selled and handed over to their par­ents. Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we found out Kale would snatch mo­bile phones on his mo­tor­cy­cle. He has cases reg­is­tered against him at Tardeo, Khar and two Worli po­lice sta­tions.”

Po­lice have seized Kale’s mo­tor­cy­cle. The cash has been re­cov­ered.

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