Siblings’ story made up: Police
The Juhu police, interrogating the brother-sister duo for their alleged involvement in 27 cases of bag-snatching, suspect that the story offered by the two, of taking to crime to pay repay a loan taken to bear medical expenses, is made up.mumbai Updated: May 25, 2011 02:15 IST
The Juhu police, interrogating the brother-sister duo for their alleged involvement in 27 cases of bag-snatching, suspect that the story offered by the two, of taking to crime to pay repay a loan taken to bear medical expenses, is made up.
“So far, we have not found proof of Ruth Gay, the co-accused, having sustained any burn injuries, as the duo claimed. We suspect it could be a made up incident and are interrogating them further to verify their claim,” said Arun Bhagat, senior police inspector, Juhu police station.
The police added that the siblings, Rudolf David Gay, 22, and his elder sister Ruth Phillis Gay, 25, had been careful while committing the crimes and did not made mistakes that would be expected of a novice.
The accused were arrested on Monday following the spate of bag-snatchings since February.
“Even though the accused made away with 13 mobile phones, they switched them all off. They knew that even if they changed the SIM cards, the police would be able to track them down,” said an officer from Juhu police.
They did not even try selling off the phones, knowing this would have aroused suspicion.
“Moreover, the duo did not use the debit and credit cards they found in the handbags they stole. They did not leave behind anything by which they could have been traced. They only used the cash found in these handbags,” he added.
The officer added that the siblings did not make any compromises as far as their day-to-day expenses were concerned. “They would smoke around six packs of imported cigarettes on a daily basis, spending nearly Rs600 per day on cigarettes alone,” he further said.
“We find it slightly difficult to believe that if they had taken a loan, they would not have contacted their parents and taken to crime,” said the officer.
They have been remanded in police custody till June 3.
“We will contact their former colleagues at the call centres they were employed with earlier,” added the police.
According to the police, the duo’s parents, who came to the city, told the police that they assumed that their children were employed in call centres.
“The parents said that they did not communicate with their children on a daily basis,” said the officer.