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Here’s how 3 Mumbai men took four taxi drivers for a ride, robbed them of vehicles, cash, mobiles

Mumbai city news: The gang would beat up drivers who resisted their robbery attempts

mumbai Updated: May 29, 2017 14:07 IST
Pratik Salunke
Pratik Salunke
Hindustan Times
Police are examining CCTV camera footage for clues.
Police are examining CCTV camera footage for clues.(HT File Photo)
         

Police recently arrested three people accused of stealing two cars in Vikhroli, one in Mankhurd and a fourth in CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai.

The accused, Mehtab Khan, 28, Rushab Chotalia, 20, and Rahul Tiwari, 23, targeted taxi drivers early in the morning. “They would pose as passengers and hire taxis under the pretext of going for a long drive. When the driver reached a secluded place, the accused would threaten him with a sharp weapon and rob him. They would ask the driver to alight before driving off in his vehicle,” said a high-ranking police officer.

Police said the men assaulted the taxi drivers who resisted their robbery attempts. “The taxi drivers were beaten and robbed of their money and mobile phones. The accused abandoned the taxis after a while,” said the officer. Police are trying to ascertain if more people were involved in the crimes. They are examining CCTV camera footage for clues.

First Published: May 29, 2017 14:03 IST

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