2 car thieves caught in Mumbai with firearms, knife, bullets
Officials are trying to determine why a pair of car thieves was carrying a cache of weapons and where they got it from
The police arrested two car thieves, both history-sheeters, with three country-made firearms and 27 live rounds in Dahisar on Thursday.
Officials are now trying to determine why a pair of car thieves was carrying firearms and other weapons, as well as from where they acquired them.
After receiving information that one of the car thieves would be going to a housing society in Dahisar (East), the crime branch’s anti-motor vehicle theft cell laid a trap by posting officials in plainclothes around the spot, said Nisar Tamboli, DCP (detection 1).
When the accused arrived at the spot in a white Swift, officials caught them. On searching the car, they found two country-made pistols and one country-made rifle, as well as 27 live rounds, two used bullets, a knife, a sickle and other metal parts used in breaking car locks.
“The accused have several car theft cases against them at Samta Nagar, Sion, Kalachowkie, Kasturba Marg, Mulund and Kapurbawdi police stations in Mumbai and Thane, revealed an official from crime branch, who did not wish to be named.
The accused were produced before a metropolitan magistrate and have been remanded in police custody.