Mumbai Crime: Two men steal valuables in local trains; arrested

Updated: Jul 10, 2019, 10:57 IST | Suraj Ojha | Mumbai

Mumbai crime branch's Unit-VII arrested two people in connection with robberies in local trains

Pic courtesy/Suraj Ojha
Pic courtesy/Suraj Ojha

Mumbai crime branch’s Unit-VII has arrested two accused who stole valuables from passengers in the local trains. According to Satish Tavre, inspector of crime branch, following a tip-off about the laptop thieves hiding somewhere near Antophill, a team was dispatched to the location where two people identified as Salim Shaikh (50) and Ramesh Shetty (36) were arrested.

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The arrested accused used to travel in local trains during the peak hours and taking advantage of the crowd, used to rob off the passengers. The accused also targeted commuters in long-distance trains and stole valuable of the passengers who were sleeping in reservation compartments. During the interrogation, the accused revealed that there are already several cases registered against them and they have committed crime at Harbor line, Central line and Western lines. Police also seized 9 laptops and 16 mobile phones from the accused. "We have handed over the accused to Kurla Government Railway Police (GRP) for further investigation.

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