A gang of six women carried out a brazen robbery in broad daylight, pulling open a clothes store shutter at just enough width for the youngest member of their gang to crawl through, and then decamping with Rs 2.5 lakh in cash from the store’s cash drawer.
The incident took place at the Mannat Ethnic Designer Studio located at Juhu Road in Santacruz (W) on Monday at 7 am. One of the gang members was even seen carrying a toddler in her arms for the job.
Four days after they carried out the daring robbery, the police are yet to trace the salwar-kameez clad gang despite the entire goings-on being caught on the store’s CCTV cameras.
Senior Police Inspector at Santacruz police station Arun Chavan said, “We believe the gang is not from Mumbai. It’s a shocking robbery, and it’s the first time we have witnessed an all-women gang doing something like this. We have registered a case and are trying to get some leads.”
The robbery came to light after the shop owner Rafat Hussain received a call on Monday morning from one of his employees informing him that the drawer had been yanked and cash was missing. He rushed to the shop and later informed the local police.
After scanning the CCTV footage from the shop’s entrance, Hussain was baffled watching the entire robbery unfold on the screen, which was planned meticulously with all the members coordinating their actions to deter attention to perfection.