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Thane heist: Armed men drive away with Rs 9 crore in 3 drums

In a massive night time robbery, a group of around seven people entered a private company and fled with Rs 9.16 crore in cash in three drums, along with six mobile phones, two Digital Video Recorder machines, which had CCTV footage of the company


Illustration/Uday Mohite

Thane CP blames company
Param Bir Singh, Commissioner of Police, Thane, blamed the firm for negligence. He said that the company was dealing with a huge amount of cash on daily basis but they didn’t inform the police about it. “We have registered a case and a joint team of local police along with crime branch and extortion cell are working on it,” Singh said.


Police investigate after robbery at a cash management firm in Thane. Pic/ PTI

The Thane crime branch later received CCTV footage from a nearby school and shops in the lane and got confirmation about three cars used in the robbery. “There were three cars two Eco and a Xylo. The Xylo seems to have a tourist number plate,” added a crime branch officer. The cops are suspecting an insider’s role in the robbery.

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