Pune, Nov 23: A notorious criminal and his five associates were arrested when their attempt to rob a jewellery shop in the Pimpri-Chinchwad area on Thursday was foiled by the police.
Talking to reporters here, Additional Commissioner of Police Rajendra Singh said acting on a tip-off that Shekhar Suresh Bankhede along with his five associates were coming to rob a jewellary shop in Pimpri-Chinchwad area, police team laid a trap and apprehended them before they could make an assualt on the jewellery shop and thus saved the owner from getting robbed.
He said the police have recovered two revolvers, five live cartriges and other sharp weapons from their possession.
The prime accused, Bankhede, has been involved in various other cases such as extortion, dacoity and other related crimes.
The police were trying to nab him for over two months. And ultimately, they have been successful in nabbing him today, he added.