Six unidentified persons posing as courier employees allegedly robbed the family of a Navi Mumbai-based trader at gun point and fled with cash and valuables worth Rs 2.09 crores. The local Vashi police have registered a case of dacoity in the matter and are investigating the case.
An officer from Vashi police said the incident took place on Friday noon when a young girl and man reached the residence of Arun Menkudale, a businessman linked to the APMC at Kusum society, Sector 17, in Vashi around 12.15pm. The duo told Menkudale’s wife there was a Diwali gift that they had to deliver. Once the woman opened the door, the duo and four others forcibly entered the house. The accused, who were carrying revolvers and knives, allegedly threatened Menkudale’s wife and daughter at gunpoint.
“The accused then tied up the mother daughter duo and started ransacking the house. They took cash worth over a crore , ornaments and other valuables and fled. The stolen amount is around Rs 2.09 crore. The family members informed Menkudale who approached the Vashi police where an FIR was registered for charges of dacoity and robbery. An officer said several teams have been formed to track down the accused.
An officer said that the accused were wearing caps and it appeared the way they want about the dacoity, the police suspects that at least some of the accused may be involved in crimes in the past. ” We have some strong leads in the case and are confident that the case will be solved soon,” a senior officer from Navi Mumbai police said.