Police solve jewellery theft worth Rs 35 lakh 5 held

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Mumbai, Jan 22 (UNI) The Crime Branch Unit IX of city police have solved a jewellery theft worth Rs 35 lakh at Juhu, a western suburb, on October 23 last year by arresting five persons in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off, the Crime Branch sleuths arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in the robbery of 3.5 kg gold jewellery near Dharilal Jewellers at S V Road, in Juhu, last October, Joint Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria told reporters here today.

The arrested accused were identified as Faziram Manu (28), Vikram alias Vikky (31), Subrahmanian Naidu (27), Govind Teli (21) and Ajay Naidu (32).

Police have recovered 150 mobile phones, 10 laptops and 1.5 kg of jewellery worth Rs 16 lakh from their possession.

Mohammed Amin Ansari, who delivers gold ornaments to different jewellers in the city, in his complainant on October 23, stated that he was sitting in the car and his associate had gone to deliver the goods to Dharilal Jewellers. Meanwhile, a person approached and told him his ten rupee note had fallen down. Searching for the note, Ansari got down from the vehicle. Taking advantage on this, the other accused removed a bag containing 3.5 kg of jewellery from the car and fled away.

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