Nerul firm robbery could be an inside job, say cops

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 08, 2016 15:43 IST

The police suspect that Saturday’s robbery in a finance company at Nerul was based on a tip-off by some of the firm’s employees.

Five people, including two women, barged into the company and stole cash and jewellery worth Rs6 crore on Saturday. The police are now interrogating five employees of the company and suspect their involvement in the crime.

“We have not detained anyone so far. But we strongly believe that some insiders were involved,” said one senior police officer.

The gangs also broke the computers in the office and took away the hard disk of the CCTV cameras because they did not want to leave any clues, the police said.

“We are now checking CCTV footage from different parts of the city. Their vehicle has been seen in some of the footage, but it is not clear in which direction they fled. We have formed several teams to investigate this case and we are hopeful of making a breakthrough very soon,” the officer said.

One police officer from NRI police station said, “We think the culprits had been planning the robbery for a long time and finally executed it after getting the right opportunity. Without help from the inside, it is impossible to commit such a crime. We may detain all five employees suspected to be involved because they have not been able to give consistent replies to our questions.”

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