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The crime branch of city police arrested two chain snatchers and recovered gold ornaments worth Rs 25 lakh.

The accused have been identified as Shahid Ali Sarfaraz Asna Ashori (26), a resident of Mumbra and Faizal Ali Yusufali Shaikh (20) resident of Ghatkopar.

Addressing media, DCP Crime Parag Manere said, ” Both the accused involved in snatching gold chains would come on motorcycles and target elderly women and men walking along the roads.

Acting on a tip-off, two teams had been formed to nab them. Sarfaraz was arrested from Retibander while Faizal from Mankoli.

The police also said that during the investigation, a total of 37 offences committed by them were detected.

“Gold ornaments weighing one kg, which are worth Rs 25 lakh, along with two motorbikes worth Rs 2 lakh were seized from the accused,” said Manere.

The arrested accused had stolen some more ornaments which they had sold in Mumbai and Bhopal. Police are on the look out for two more accused and a receiver.

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