August 16, 2022

Unable to enter the village the place a suspect in a theft case was mendacity low after committing a criminal offense in Mumbai, a staff of police personnel from the Oshiwara police camped outdoors the village for eight days until he stepped out and arrested him on Saturday.

In accordance with the Oshiwara police, the accused, recognized as Lakshman Kumar (35), is alleged to be a member of a ‘tak tak’ gang.

Such gangs concentrate on a specific form of theft the place one member knocks on the driving force’s aspect window when the goal is sitting inside his or her automobile to interact them in dialog, whereas the opposite steals their valuables from the opposite window.

Usually, the one doing the knocking – therefore the identify ‘tak tak’ – tells the goal that smoke is coming from their bonnet or that they’ve dropped some cash on the highway.

The most recent goal to fall prey to this crime was a lady from Andheri, from whose automobile the gang stole her bag containing her laptop computer on June 16 this yr. A criticism was subsequently registered and the police began scanning Closed Circuit Tv (CCTV) digicam footage of the spot.

“We recognized one of many two accused after scanning CCTV footage and traced his actions all the way in which to the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) station by footage from practically 250 cameras. We then circulated his image amongst native informants and discovered {that a} history-sheeter comparable to his look had just lately gone to his native place in Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu,” mentioned an officer who’s a part of the investigating staff.

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Subsequently, a staff of police personnel left for Tiruchirapalli, the place they hit their first roadblock.

“We realised that as we have been outsiders and this was apparent from our look, we might stand out like sore thumbs if we entered the village. We then took up rooms within the close by Shrirangam village whereas on the identical time enlisting the help of an informant who entered the village and offered us intelligence on Kumar’s actions,” one other officer mentioned.

After eight days of steady surveillance, the informant lastly instructed the police staff that Kumar was on the transfer. In a coordinated operation, Kumar was intercepted as quickly as he reached Shrirangam.

With Kumar safely in custody, the police raided his residence and recovered a MacBook, a laptop computer, a Bluetooth speaker and a detachable 500-gigabyte storage gadget. The accused and the proof have been dropped at Mumbai on Saturday.

“Inquiries thus far point out that Kumar has comparable instances of theft registered in opposition to him with the Matunga and the Chembur police stations. We’re conducting additional inquiries to establish and apprehend his accomplices,” mentioned senior police inspector Manohar Dhanawade, Oshiwara police station.

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