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Thief flags down car, cons and robs man of cash, mobile phone on Navi Mumbai highway

The accused stopped the driver by claiming that he had seen his engine spark, offered to repair the vehicle and robbed him

mumbai Updated: May 07, 2018 16:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
The incident took place around 11am on Sunday when the complainant was driving alone on Panvel-Mumbra Road.
The incident took place around 11am on Sunday when the complainant was driving alone on Panvel-Mumbra Road.(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
         

A 39-year-old man who was driving to Panvel from Thane was conned into believing that something was wrong with his car and robbed of his mobile phone and Rs 14,500 cash on Sunday.

The Kalamboli police have registered a case after an unidentified person.

The incident took place around 11am when the complainant Rakesh Shah was travelling alone in his car on Panvel-Mumbra Road. As he was passing a junction, the accused flagged his car down urgently claiming that he had seen the car engine spark. “The accused then said he was a driver and volunteered to check Shah’s car and fix the problem. Under the pretext of repairing the car, he stole the phone and a small bag that had the cash, which were kept on the car seat,” said an officer from Kalamboli police station, requesting anonymity.

Shah realised that he had been robbed only after the accused left. He then approached the police and registered a complaint. He has described the accused to the police as a man in his mid-30s.

First Published: May 07, 2018 15:46 IST