Thief who robbed 66 lakh cash at gunpoint nabbed in Andheri

Thief who robbed 66 lakh cash at gunpoint nabbed in Andheri
Raju Suresh Sawant and his accomplices had robbed an angadiya at gunpoint while he was travelling in a bus with cash in Gujarat’s Mehsana (Representational Image)

Mumbai police have arrested a 38-year-old wanted in connection with a Rs 66 lakh robbery in neighbouring Gujarat.

The accused, Pravin alias Raju Suresh Sawant, was arrested from Andheri MIDC by Unit-8 of Mumbai crime branch when he had come to meet a friend during the weekend.

According to officials, Sawant was involved in a robbery in Gujarat’s Mehsana in December last year.

During the heist, Sawant and his accomplices cornered and robbed an angadiya (courier) employee at gunpoint while he was travelling in a bus with cash.

The company filed a complaint after the robbery, following which a probe was launched to trace the culprits.

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