The police arrested four people and recovered Rs 74 lakh, which they had robbed two weeks ago in Masjib Bunder, from Rajesh Mehta’s shop.
The accused are, Sunil Satam — a peon who worked in the victim’s iron and steel office for 17 years — Mahesh Nagnale, a purchase manager working for a developer, Amit Desai, a recovery agent in a bank and Rajesh Tawde, a history sheeter. They are all Dahisar residents.
Senior Inspector Shamsher Pathan said the accused had committed the theft in such a way that it was difficult to crack the case.
Satam, who had been working for Mehta for 17 years, was like Mehta’s family member. He was one of the six people who had the duplicate key of the office. “Satam came in touch with Nagnale and they roped in Desai and Tawde,” added Pathan. Tawde is involved in six cases of assault, theft and robbery.
“We recorded his statement but found something amiss. We checked his mobile phone record and found that he was in contact with Nagnale. Nagnale said he never came to Masjid Bundar, but his mobile phone location proved otherwise,” added an officer. Police recovered Rs 20 lakh from his residence and the remaining from Satam’s house.