Chain-snatcher with cases in Mumbai, neighbouring areas held

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Thane, Jan 25 (PTI) A man wanted in several chain snatching cases in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas was arrested by Thane Crime Branch, an official said on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, a Crime Branch Unit V team under senior inspector Vikas Godke nabbed Ali Akbar alias Asadullah Khan (28) last week, said DCP (Crime) Laxmikant Patil.

'He has been involve in chain snatching cases in Thane, Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Navi Mumbai etc. We have recovered 106 grams of gold worth Rs 5.10 lakh and 15 mobiles, worth Rs 1 lakh, from him,' he added. PTI COR BNM BNM