Dabina Bonnerjee was travelling to a shoot in her car last week when she halted briefly at Goregaon's MG Road junction. At that junction, the TV actress's bag was apparently stolen by a group of three men.
Debina says, "I wanted to buy some stuff from a shop, so I asked a boy from my team to pick it up while I waited for him in my car. I then gave him the money and I kept my bag near the car door. Suddenly, a man came and told me that I have dropped some money. I was surprised because I had handed over the money from the opposite side, so there was no question of dropping the money on this side. I just nodded and didn't pay much attention."
The actress recounts that it must have been during this chat that another person approached her car and opened its doors. "My car's alarm went off and I realised that the car door was open. Even before I had locked it, another person told me that my money is lying on the road. Finally, I decided to pick it up and keep it aside. That's when I realised that my bag was missing. I looked for it everywhere and so did my staff, but we couldn't find the bag or those three people," says Debina.
Much to her surprise, no passersby or shopkeepers saw the trio running. "I lost one gold ring, some ATM cards, my driving license and Rs 3,000. The bag was an expensive one and it also contained some cosmetic products. Later on, I lodged a police complaint and blocked all my cards," she says.