Pune: Sleuths from Khadak police station have nabbed a 43-year-old notorious thief, who is known as ‘sajjan chor.’
The accused has been identified as Harshal Rajaram Pisal, a resident of Bibvewadi. He is reportedly involved in 24 thefts across the city. He is a B Com graduate.
On September 28, Police Naik Aniket Babar received a tip-off that Pisal was roaming suspiciously at a dandiya event near Natu Baug. Accordingly, a trap was laid and Pisal was caught.
During investigation, police recovered three stolen two-wheelers, mobile phones and cash totally valued at Rs 1.25 lakh, and solved nine cases in the process. These incidents were reported with Khadak, Vishrambaug Wada, Sahkar Nagar, Bibvewadi and Faraskhana police stations.
According to police, on June 12, the accused had stolen a phone of Shubham Shendkar (23) of Mangalwar Peth while he was sleeping in his car and kept the phone on the dashboard.
Police officials said that earlier the accused used to steal purses and then throw them away after taking out the cash, following which he became famous as ‘sajjan chor’ (noble thief).
Investigation team was led by Khadak police station in-charge Senior Police Inspector Rajendra Mokashi, Police Inspector (crime) Sambhaji Shirke, Police Sub Inspector Sanjay Gaikwad, Ananta Vyawhare, and policemen Vijay Kamble, Ganesh Mali, Imran Nadaf, Ashish Chavan, Rakesh Kshirsagar, and\ Ganesh Satpute.