Two held for Kasarwadi jewellery shop robbery

Crime branch of Pune police Wednesday arrested two persons in connection with the robbery at Ramesh jewellers at Pawar chawl in Kasarwadi on December 10.

The suspects have been identified as Shravanbharati Gaswami (21) and Naresh Giri Goswami (20), both natives of Gujarat, currently residing at Virag building in Pimpri. A search has been launched for their three accomplices Narpatsingh Darbar, Feroz and Kalpesh.

Additional commissioner of police (crime) Shahji Solunkhe and deputy commissioner (crime) Rajesh Bansode, said in a press conference that 1.5 kg gold worth around Rs 50 lakh the suspects had robbed from Ramesh jewellers has been recovered.

Narendrakumar Champalal Jain (42), owner of Ramesh jewellers had lodged the complaint in the case at Pimpri police station. The suspects had entered his shop on the pretext of buying a gold ring. But all of a sudden, they attacked him with a sharp weapon and fled with gold ornaments and cash worth Rs 90 lakh, around 3pm on December 10. Jain was later admitted to Aditya Birla hospital for treatment.

Investigations revealed the suspect Sharavanbharati was working at a jewellery shop in Kalewadi owned by Dalpat Goswami, who enjoyed good relations with Jain. Goswami and Jain used to meet for business purposes. So Shravanbharati knew about Jain's jewellery shop and money lending business.

He and his accomplices planned the heist arranged for a knife, some chilli powder, adhesive tape and a handkerchief for carrying out their plan. They studied movements at Jain's shop for a couple of days and robbed the shop.

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