Pimpri-Chinchwad police have arrested a gang of thieves who have duped many people, especially elderly citizens, as police personnel. Police have identified the accused as Haider Sayyed (55), Yunus Sayyed (46) and Ghazi Jafri (35).
The accused pretended to be a police officer and approached a 64-year-old man at Kokne Chowk in Rahatani. After this they robbed gold jewelery worth Rs 2.2 lakh.
Investigation revealed that the accused had fled to Mumbai after committing the crime. The police identified the accused and traced their location to Kalyan in Thane district. The search is on for his accomplice Haider alias Langda Pappu Sayyed alias Irani (35).
Police have recovered 125 grams of gold, motorcycle and mobile phone from the accused. ens