Carpenter arrested for theft at Karisma Kapoor’s house
He has been accused in 17 more thefts this year across Mumbaimumbai Updated: Jul 25, 2017 00:35 IST
A 35-year-old carpenter from Kurla was arrested for allegedly stealing the wallet of actress Karisma Kapoor’s house help from the actress’ residence last month. The police said Imtiyaz Ansari stole the wallet and used a debit card in it to withdraw Rs50,000 from the house help’s bank account.
He has been accused in 17 more thefts this year across Mumbai, said the police. DCP, zone IX, Paramjit Dahiya said, “We are investigating to find out if Ansari involvement in more than 17 cases.” According to the Khar police, Ansari, a resident of Kamani area in Kurla, has been arrested in four cases in the past and has been accused in 18 more cases this year including the theft at the actress’ home.
Ansari is a carpenter by profession and randomly calls people asking them if they need his services. Out of the 10 people he calls up at least one person asks him to carry out some carpentry work at their place, said the police.
While doing the work, Ansari steals what he can get his hands on from people’s homes. He has also managed to steal gold ornaments in few of the cases, said the police. Police Inspector Dinesh Kadam said they have registered five cases against Ansari at Khar police station alone this year.
Kadam added they studied the five cases and found similarities in the description of the accused.
In some cases the call data records and CCTV footages came in handy. He was arrested on Saturday and remanded in police custody till July 26.