At least 12 shops were broken into in Panvel on Thursday midnight and valuables were stolen.
The shutters of seven shops were cut at one shopping complex.
According to police, businessmen left for their homes after closing shops around 10-11pm. However, when they came back on Friday morning, they found the shutters of many shops open partially. The shutter of shops opened were edible oil shops, a general store, a disposable paper shop, a cloth shop and others.
It has been learned that valuables worth lakhs and cash were stolen from these shops.
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