The Pimpri-Chinchwad police have arrested a gang of thieves who 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 had pretended to be a police officer and approached a 64-year-old man at Kokane 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 partner Haider alias Langda Pappu Sayyed alias Irani (35).
Police have recovered 125 grams of gold, motorcycle and mobile phone from the accused. ens