Mumbai Crime: Thief steals Rs 2.50 lakh cash, leaves gold

Twenty-three police officers together with the dog team hurried to the house of former President Pratibha Patil’s cousin Narendrasingh M Patil’s house, early on Friday morning, once they obtained info about a theft of Rs 2.5 lakh.

According to authorities, the cash was stolen by an unidentified man out of Patil’s house Balajinagar, in Pooja Classic Apartment, on Thursday night. A case of house break-in was filed with the Nigdi police station.

The episode came to light after a rag picker discovered the house open and alerted Patil’s neighbours. Being informed, inspector in-charge of the property cell senior inspector of apparatus IV commissioner of police, zone II, along with deputy commissioner of police along with other officers reached the place and began investigation.

Speaking to mid-day, Vijaykumar Palsule, senior inspector of Nigdi police station, said, “Apart from staying in Pune, the complainant also visits his son in New Delhi for about 15 days per month. The burglar made away with only Rs 2.50 lakh cash. Another valuables, which included silver and gold were also untouched.

“Further research into the matter is on. The offender will be nabbed shortly”