Navi Mumbai police busts inter-state gang of laptop thieves, two arrested | Navi Mumbai News – Times of India


THANE: An inter-state gang of laptop thieves was busted with the arrest of two persons from Rajasthan, leading to the solving of seven cases registered in Thane, Mumbai and New Delhi, a Navi Mumbai police official said on Monday.
Addressing a press conference, Navi Mumbai police commissioner Bipin Kumar Singh said the gang would steal laptops from showrooms of reputed electronic item retailers, with the latest incidents of theft taking place in Panvel and CBD Belapur on August 17 and in Borivali, Chitalsar Manpada and New Delhi a day earlier.
A Crime Branch Unit II Panvel team under Senior Inspector Giridhar Gore checked CCTV footage, studied the modus operandi, which comprised identifying those gadgets in a showroom which did not have an attached alarm beep, and zeroed in on two men from Rajasthan, Singh said.
Acting on a tip off, the two, identified as Dharamsingh Meena (38) and Ashishkumar Meena (26), were arrested near Vashi railway station on Friday, he said, adding that the duo has been remanded in police custody till September 8.
Eight laptops, with a cumulative cost of Rs 12.10 lakh, and a car were seized, he added.

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