Mumbai: A man and a woman have been arrested by the Mumbai Police for stealing cash worth Rs 71 lakh from a house in Nagpada.
According to the cops, one Mumtaz Shaikh lodged a complaint against the burglary on January 3, on the basis of which the duo was nabbed. The man was arrested from Dharavi and the woman from neighbouring Thane
Police stated that the man had earlier got to know that the huge amount of cash was kept in the complainant’s home in Dimtimkar Road. He had then offered the Mumbra woman Rs 10,000 to steal the cash.
However, she was identified by the police from a CCTV footage in which she was seen carrying a bag which contained the cash. She was then tracked down to Mumbra and was caught on January 17.
During interrogation, she informed the police about the man who had asked her to carry out the theft and even told them about their Rs 10,000 deal.
The police subsequently arrested the man, who is the main accused in the case, from Dharavi.
The man informed that had kept the stolen cash in his hometown. After leaving Mumbai with the money, he stayed in a posh hotel in Uttar Pradesh and spent approximately Rs 14 lakh from the total amount on cocaine and
The police have now recovered Rs 56.82 lakh and a mobile phone worth Rs 30,000 from the place the accused had kept it.