Sisters who made `reels` with jewellery stolen from employer`s house arrested

Two sisters have been arrested here for allegedly stealing jewellery, expensive clothes and other valuables worth Rs 55 lakh from the house of an elderly couple where they worked, police said on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.

Chaya Vetkoli (24) and Bharti Vetkoli (21) allegedly also made `reels` or short videos wearing the stolen jewellery and clothes and uploaded them on Instagram, said an official of Kalachowki police station, reported PTI.

The couple recently lodged a complaint about jewellery, clothes and cash including foreign currency going missing from the house. During the probe, police found that the couple`s two domestic helps frequently uploaded reels showing off jewellery and expensive clothes, reported PTI.

The accused were nabbed from Raigad district two days ago and valuables worth Rs 55 lakh were recovered from their possession, the official said. Both were booked under Indian Penal Code sections including 381 (theft by clerk or servant) and further investigation was underway, he added, reported PTI.

In another case, the police in Maharashtra`s Thane city arrested a 24-year-old for allegedly stealing laptops worth Rs 14 lakh, which he was to deliver to godowns of a logistics company in Gujarat, an official said on Tuesday, reported PTI.

The police apprehended the accused, Mushrif Khan (24), during an all-out operation on Monday based on a complaint lodged by a transporter, senior inspector Nishikant Vishwakar of the Kongaon police station in Bhiwandi division said, reported PTI.

Khan was entrusted 21 laptops worth Rs 14 lakh from a logistics company`s godown in Bhiwandi to be delivered to godowns in Baroda and Ahmedabad in Gujarat on May 7, he said.

A police team from Bhiwandi spotted the accused during an all-out operation, questioned him and recovered some of the stolen laptops, the official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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