Mumbai Crime: Duo breaks into jewellery store twice, returns empty-handed

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 13:54 IST | Samiullah Khan

Not once, but twice they broke into this jewellery shop on Carter Road number 2, but it still wasn’t worth their while. The Kasturba Marg police nabbed the two youths on Saturday for their involvement in the crime

The accused, Ravi Yadav and Samsuddin Sayyad
The accused, Ravi Yadav and Samsuddin Sayyad

Not once, but twice they broke into this jewellery shop on Carter Road number 2, but it still wasn’t worth their while. The Kasturba Marg police nabbed the two youths on Saturday for their involvement in the crime. They have been identified as Ravi Bhadriprasad Yadav (22), and Samsuddin Sayyad (22), both residents of Kandivli east.

Failed to break locker
On Friday, the duo entered Madhuban Jewellers by breaking a portion of the roof. They tried to break the locker with the help of a gas cutter but failed. In one of the drawers, they found R12,000 in cash and fled with it. The next morning, the shopkeeper found out about the theft and informed the Kasturba Marg police.

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“After we got a tip off, we detained the duo from Borivli east late on Saturday night. During interrogation, it was also revealed that the duo had broken into the shop twice in the last three months,” said an officer from the police station.

Previous attempt
In September, they had tried to burgle the shop in a similar manner but left empty-handed. The owner of the store had complained to the police then too.

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The shop does not have a security guard and the CCTV cameras failed to capture anything in the dark. “We suspect the duo had done thorough recce,” said the cop.

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