Mumbai: Mobile snatcher held 8 days after offence, cops check 150 CCTV cams

The Andheri Police have made two arrests in connection with a mobile phone snatching incident, in which the duo was apprehended after being identified by CCTV cameras.


On January 23, investigators analyzed 150 CCTV camera footage in the Andheri region and apprehended the motorcycle-riding couple who took an iPhone worth 40,000 from a woman in an autorickshaw.

According to police, the crime happened about 4 a.m. on Cardinal Gracious Road in Andheri, when the complainant was returning home and the bike-riding couple took her phone.

While the woman immediately approached police and lodged a complaint, the investigators began the probe and scrutinised over 150 CCTV cameras.

The primary probe revealed that the robbers had travelled for over three-and-a-half hours from Marol to Sakinaka to Pant Nagar to Marol to Airport and back to Marol.

However, the duo had stopped their motorcycle to speak with a biker, who eventually helped the police team to zero in on the accused.

The robbers, identified as—Asif Shaikh (22) and Ashraf Inamdar (21), were nabbed after eight days of the offence.

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