THANE: 8 members of 2 inter-state gangs were detained in Thane in Maharashtra over past 2 days and stolen ornaments valued Rs 4.51 lakh were recovered from them, said police on Tuesday.
The arrests have led to solving of 9 chain snatching cases in Mira Road-Bhayander region in district, Additional Superintendent of Police said.
“After a rise in the chain snatching incidents in this area, we formed teams and started going through CCTV footage. We arrested four people of one gang from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, and four from Delhi,” Patil said.
He identified those hailing from UP as Sanjay Singh, Yeshpal Singh, Ajit Singh and Dharmpal Singh.
Those arrested are from Delhi are Rajkumar Malavat, Ashu Malavat, Sunil Rajput and Monu Bharat Jathav.
“They used to stay in resorts in the Mira Road area, snatch chains and escape. We have recovered stolen ornaments valued Rs 4.51 lakh,” he added.