In what can be counted as one of the fastest stolen-and-recovered incidents, a Mahindra Bolero belonging to senior police inspector, Mantralaya security, was stolen around 3 am on Friday night from his police residential quarters in Mahim, only to be found abandoned by cops at 10 am on Saturday.
Senior Police Inspector Dilip Kendre had parked his official vehicle, a Mahindra Bolero, outside building No 8, New Police colony, near Raheja Hospital, Mahim, on Friday night. “On Saturday morning Kendre found the jeep missing. He approached the Mahim police and lodged a theft case around 7 am,” said a police officer from Mahim police station. The police started a search and a message about the missing vehicle was also flashed on wireless police devices.
Luckily, the cops didn’t have to go very far. The jeep was found abandoned around 2 km away from his residence at Raja Badhe Chowk around 10 am. “Prima facie it appears that the unidentified accused took the jeep for a ride and parked it at a corner when the vehicle ran dry,” said the police officer. The Mahim police handed over the jeep to Kendre and a search is on for the culprits. “We are checking if there are any CCTVs in the area for some footage of the accused,” he added.