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Cops recover stolen gold worth₹2.83 lakh in Mumbai, 2 held

The accused had the expertise to climb up the bamboos installed by societies for repair and also use the drainage pipelines to enter houses, said police officers

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2018 00:11 IST
Faisal Tandel
Faisal Tandel
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Kharghar,Dadar
On May 9, the two were caught red-handed by an alert resident in Kharghar when they tried to break inside a house. (HT FILE)

The Matunga police arrested two people for stealing valuables from a property dealer’s house on April 30. They have recovered 100 grams of gold worth ₹2.83 lakh from the two on May 19, police said.

The accused identified as Samir Fazleilahi Khan, 33, and Solomon David, 20, had broken into the house of Bhavesh Shah, 53, at Parsi Colony in Dadar (East). They had stolen ₹15,000, a MacBook, an iPhone and gold ornaments worth 225 grams from his house.

On May 9, the two were caught red-handed by an alert resident in Kharghar when they tried to break inside a house. The resident handed them over to police.

“The accused have confessed to the crime,” said Vijay Ambarge, assistant police inspector, Matunga police station.

“After we came to know that the accused were caught, we scanned through CCTV footages which we had to confirm their identity, and later took them into custody,” said Balasaheb Kakad, senior police inspector, Matunga police station.

“We interrogated the accused who confessed about the crime they had committed and gave a recovery of 100gms of gold worth ₹2.83 lakh,” said Vijay Ambarge, Assistant Police Inspector, Matunga police station.

First Published: Jun 06, 2018 00:10 IST