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Gang of 7 beggars get child to steal gold worth ₹8 lakh from Mumbai shop

Mumbai city news: The little girl replaced a black bag filled with gold worth ₹8 lakh with similar looking bag.

mumbai Updated: Jun 30, 2017 12:28 IST
Ram Parmar
Ram Parmar
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,crime,robbery
(Picture for representation)

A gang of 7 women in the garb of beggars, along with a little girl, stole gold worth Rs8 lakh from a jewellery store in Naigaon in Vasai on Thursday. The women and the child entered the shop on Thursday morning, and when the owner had gone out to throw garbage in the civic bin, the young girl replaced a black bag which contained the gold and left the shop when the owner rebuked them. A case of theft has been registered with the Manickpur police, who have seized the CCTV footage, which caught the robbers in the act.

When Jain shooed away the beggars, and later went to open the black bag to put the gold for display, he found all his jewellery was missing. “Within seconds, I realised that the beggars had stolen the black bag,” said Jain in his complaint to the Manickpur police.

An official from Manickpur police station said, “We have registered a case of theft against unknown persons, and have seized the CCTV footage from the shop which caught the robbery. The thieves were so clever that they covered their head with their saree fold to avoid being identified by the cameras,” he said.

“We have launched an intensive search to nab the thieves. This is the first such modus operandi used by the beggars to loot gold shops,” he said.

First Published: Jun 30, 2017 12:28 IST