CCTV footage helps GRP nab man who stole Rs 27 lakh gold in Mumbai | Mumbai News - Times of India

CCTV footage helps GRP nab man who stole Rs 27 lakh gold in Mumbai | Mumbai News – Times of India

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MUMBAI: A Govandi labourer was arrested for stealing a co-passenger’s bag containing gold jewellery worth Rs 27 lakh from the platform at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Hasan Shaikh (25) was tracked down to Kalburgi in Karnataka by a GRP crime branch team after analysing CCTV footage and ticket-booking records.
Balaji Devendra and his family, all Sion-Koliwada residents, were on their way to Coimbatore for a wedding on May 3. They boarded the S-11 coach of Coimbatore Express but while counting their bags inside they could not find one which had gold jewellery. They realised the bag had been stolen from the platform, so Devendra lodged a complaint with Kurla GRP.
The crime branch started a parallel probe and checked CCTV footage of the platform. A man was captured picking up Devendra’s bag besides his own. He was also seen boarding another coach. Police checked CCTV footage at subsequent halts and at Kalburgi station, he was captured on camera alighting.
“We analysed ticket-booking records and narrowed down a list of passengers booked up to Kalburgi. Eight tickets were booked by a travel agent from Mumbai. We showed him footage of the theft and he identified Shaikh,” said investigating officer Hemraj Sathe. Police got Shaikh’s number from the agent, tracked down his phone location in Kalburgi, and arrested him on Wednesday. “The jewellery was recovered,” said senior inspector Shailendra Dhiwar.

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