Bengaluru: Police nabbed an employee working at the residence of former cricketer Brijesh Patel for allegedly stolen about 20 kg of silver worth 8 lakh, diamond ornaments and other valuables.
The arrested suspect has been identified as Mangal Bhai Thakur, who was working as a cook and help at Patel’s residence. The accused caught from Gujarat. police are now on the lookout for Mangal’s partner. The case was filled by Patel on December 3, 2018.
According to the police, Mangal had gained the trust of Patel’s family had started theft valuables about 2 years ago. Mangal allegedly stole silver valued at 8 lakh, one diamond and pearl necklace valued at 1.1 lakh, US dollar worth 1,500, one diamond set worth 9 lakh and a designer hand purse valued at 2 lakh. The stolen articles are worth around 21.22 lakh, police said.
Brijesh Patel lodged a complaint after losing a silver tray gifted by a friend. He found that several other articles were also stolen and prompting Thakur to escape. Police arrested Mangal and recovered around 4.5 kg of silver.