Tuesday, October 22, 2013

No arrest in Marine Drive robbery, lens on history-sheeters

A jeweller was robbed of nearly 4 lakh at Marine Drive on Saturday

Mateen Hafeez TNN

Mumbai: The police probing Saturday evening’s incident in which jeweller Jayesh Zaveri, an Altamount Road resident, was robbed of Rs 3.6 lakh and a mobile phone at Marine Drive are yet to arrest anybody in the case. Four men had smashed the glasses of his car on the busy stretch. 

    This is the third such case in the area in the last two months. Marine Drive police and the special teams formed to detect the theft and robbery cases have, during investigation, found at least 35 history sheeters who had either jumped bail or were on parole. 

    “We have traced 35 accused who were either released from jail or jumped bail over the last two months. We have informed the respective police stations,” said the officer.   Police said they would show Zaveri photographs of some of the 35 accused, who had similar previous cases against them, and ask him identify whether any of them in Saturday’s robbery. 

    A police officer said they were busy collecting CCTV footage from the Zaveri Bazar and Girgaum-Chowpatty ar
ea, from where the four robbers fled in a car. The police said that they were trying to establish the ownership of the silver coloured Swift which was used by the robbers. “We are waiting for some details and cannot say whether it was a stolen car or the robbers owned it. We are expecting to get the details soon,” the officer added.
    The police have prepared the sketch of one of the four robbers who attacked Zaveri. “The complainant remembers only his face and hence we have made one sketch only,” a police officer said.
    “It appears the accused were well aware that Zaveri was carrying cash. Either they had been keeping a watch on him for a few days or there is an insider’s involvement,” he added.

The Times of India, October 22, 2013

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