Six unidentified dacoits drove to two shops in Worli on three bikes and fled with goods and cash worth Rs38,000. All they needed to do was threaten the security guards and ask them to stay quiet as they accomplished their plan. Similarly, six unidentified men on three bikes were spotted the same morning an hour later at Vile Parle trying to break into a jewellery shop. But here, they were confronted with a braver security guard.
The police in both areas are now trying to ascertain if the men in both cases were the same. “We got in touch with the Vile Parle police to get details of the case and the accused to assess if they are the same ones to rob from the two shops in Worli,” said DCP (Zone 3), Kishore Jadhav.
According to the Worli police, the six reached Dinesh readymade cloth store at about 4.45am on Friday and caught security personnel Mohammad Sheikh Fakruddin, who was guarding the shops. They threatened him and stole clothes and cash, totally worth Rs35,000. They then moved to a store nearby that sold spices and took some Rs3,500 before riding away. A case of dacoity has been registered at the Woli police station under section 395 (dacoity).
The Worli police are now checking if the same men drove to the Sarvamangal jewellery store in Vile Parle an hour later. Here, their plans were thwarted by the 42-year-old security guard of neighbouring Shyamkamal Society. Kapil Dev Dubey spotted the thieves and raised an alarm. Two of them hit him on his knee with a rod, injuring him. A case of attempt to robbery has been registered
No CCTV footage can be retrieved from the cameras outside the Vile Parle store as they were switched off. But sketches are being made based on descriptions given by both security guards.