MUMBAI: Mumbai crime branch’s Unit 11, along with a chain-snatching squad, nabbed a gang of four involved in six chain-snatching incidents, as well as a theft case in the western suburbs.
The accused have been identified as Mangesh Keralkar, 23, Dhanraj Kounder, 22, Kiran Sharma, 25, and Poonam Gurav, 26. During interrogation, they confessed to offences in Versova, Malad, Kandivali, Samta Nagar and Borivali.
“Police constable Santosh Desai got a tip-off from his source about the four suspects who were going to meet near a hotel at Malad,” said a crime branch officer.
“As soon as the informant alerted us, we nabbed them while they were planning to commit another crime in the area,” said Chimaji Adhav, police inspector of Unit 11.