Pune: After car chase on highway, gang of armed robbers loot Rs 3.60 cr

On August 24, Patel was informed by his colleagues to take driver Vijay Solanki along and collect cash from Nanded, Latur and Solapur. Patel and Solanki then left for Nanded in a vehicle and reached there around 11 pm.

Aishwarya IyerUpdated: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:42 PM IST
article-image
Representative Image | Unsplash

The Pune rural's Indapur police are on the lookout for a gang of six people involved in a daring robbery of Rs 3.60 crore. According to the police, the complainant in the case is Mumbai resident, Bhaveshkumar Patel, 40. As per Patel, he has been working for a Vadodara-based person for the past couple of years.

On August 24, Patel was informed by his colleagues to take driver Vijay Solanki along and collect cash from Nanded, Latur and Solapur. Patel and Solanki then left for Nanded in a vehicle and reached there around 11 pm.

They collected cash totalling Rs 3.60 crore from three locations and safely kept the cash in the vehicle. On Friday, around 12.30 am, the duo began their journey back to Mumbai.

At 2.30 am, when they were passing through the Pune-Solapur road near the Varkute Pati area, four people approached them when the vehicle was at low speed.

When Patel saw that one of the persons was carrying an iron rod, he sped the vehicle. The robbers then chased Patel's vehicle in two cars, while firing upon them, the police said.

Soon the two vehicles managed to overtake Patel's vehicle, forcing them to stop. Four robbers stepped down from both the two cars and started assaulting Patel and Solanki. Subsequently, they looted the cash from the vehicle of the aggrieved and also stole their mobile phones before fleeing.

A shocked Patel then approached the police and registered a case against unknown persons. Besides spreading a dragnet for the robbers, the cops are also probing as to why the complainant was travelling with so much cash.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

No need of loud music and DJ for dandiya, celebrate Navratri in traditional way: Bombay HC

No need of loud music and DJ for dandiya, celebrate Navratri in traditional way: Bombay HC

Thane: Mob suspects man to be child lifter, assaulted; hospitalised for multiple injuries

Thane: Mob suspects man to be child lifter, assaulted; hospitalised for multiple injuries

Mumbai updates: City's air quality drops with monsoon retreat approaching

Mumbai updates: City's air quality drops with monsoon retreat approaching

Navi Mumbai: BJP MLA demands an extension to submit objections, suggestions on development plan

Navi Mumbai: BJP MLA demands an extension to submit objections, suggestions on development plan

Navi Mumbai NGO to create awareness among women about menstrual hygiene

Navi Mumbai NGO to create awareness among women about menstrual hygiene