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4 ‘delivery boys’ enter Khar flat at knifepoint, flee with Rs 63 lakh

According to sources, the incident took place around 9.15am, when the businessman, Nadir Sayyed, was not at home

mumbai Updated: Sep 06, 2018 14:21 IST
Aritra Hazra
Aritra Hazra
Hindustan Times
Khar,Mumbai,Maharashtra
The thieves tied up the bizman’s wife and daughter(HT Photo)

Posing as delivery boys, four men entered the flat of a garment businessman in Khar on Wednesday, tied his wife and daughter at knifepoint and fled with Rs 63 lakh in cash. While a case has been registered, no arrests were made at the time of going to press.

According to sources, the incident took place around 9.15am, when the businessman, Nadir Sayyed, was not at home. “His wife, who is the complainant, said as she opened the door, one of the four men pointed a knife at her. Once all of them were inside the flat, they tied the woman to the chair,” said a police officer, requesting anonymity.

They then tied their minor daughter to the bed, while the other two sons were sleeping in another room. “The accused asked Sayyed’s wife where the cash was kept. They took the bag full of cash and fled within minutes,” he said.

The manager of the security guards at the building said, “Four of them entered separately. The first man told the guard he had to hand over a delivery on the 12th floor. Within a few minutes, three more came and said they wanted to deliver a parcel on the fifth floor.”

When the group left, there was no guard on the front gate, as one of them had gone to start the water pump and the other one was on the gate at the back. There are no closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the building.

Police suspect it to be a handiwork of an acquaintance, who knew there was cash at home.

First Published: Sep 06, 2018 00:48 IST