The next time you go for a wedding, make sure not to leave your valuables unattended.
In the fifth incident in three days, jewellery and valuables worth around Rs 25 lakh were stolen from a marriage hall in Worli.
Hindustan Times had reported on Friday about four similar incidents, wherein valuables were stolen from weddings at hotels in the western suburbs on Sunday and Monday.
The latest strike, however, is the biggest in terms of value of the loot.
“The marriage was held at hotel Blue Sea at Worli sea face on Tuesday evening,” said Uttam Mane, sub-inspector, Worli police station.
“After the wedding ceremony, the family members of the bride, Devika Gogate, and the groom, Anil Kamath, went outside for dinner. The mother of the bride, Rohini, left her purse containing jewellery worth over Rs 24 lakh with a relative.”
According to the officer, the bride wore the gold and diamond jewellery during the ceremony.
She had handed it over to her mother after the function was over. Gogate had kept all the jewellery in her purse along with her mobile phone.
When Rohini returned with her husband Shirish to take the bag, they could not locate it. The relative was also clueless when the bag went stolen.
Mane said: “There are no CCTV cameras in the hotel because of which we haven not been able to get any footage of the accused. As of now, we are questioning a few people including the support staff at the wedding. Investigations are on in the case.”
DCP Zone 3 Suhas Warke said: “We have registered a case of theft at the Worli police station. Investigations are on in the case.”
The Gogates, who reside in Belgaum, have a flat in Churchgate where they were residing prior to the wedding said, the police said.
Despite repeated attempts Blue Sea Banquet hotel officials could not be contacted for their comments.