In a daring daylight robbery, four robbers travelling in a Honda City stole gold ornaments and cash worth over Rs40lakh. The incident took place at Service Road on the Eastern Express Highway, Ghatkopar on Saturday afternoon. Bhavesh Sanghavi, 28, and Dipesh Jain, 35, were carrying gold ornaments weighing 1406 grams and cash worth Rs1.86 lakh. They had collected the ornaments and cash from a jeweller at Govandi and were proceeding towards Kurla on an Activa.
When their bike reached Service Road, the Honda City obstructed their path and one of the robbers pelted a stone at Sanghavi, who was riding the bike. The stone hit Sanghavi who lost control and stopped the bike. Two of the robbers then alighted and threatened Sanghavi and Jain with revolvers and asked them to sit in the car.
They drove to Ramabai Nagar bus stop. Sanghavi and Jain were then asked to step out of the car. The robbers then snatched the bag containing the ornaments and cash and fled towards police colony at Ghatkopar (east) leaving behind their car.
The victims lodged a complaint at Pant Nagar police station. Both were wholesale dealers in gold ornaments. “Sanghavi has a wholesale jewellery shop at Zaveri Bazar in South Mumbai,” said Suresh Nirmal, senior inspector of Pant Nagar police station.