Khadak police crack Kothrud dog theft case

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 17 May 2018

Thieves had stolen some cash and a Yorkshire Terrier dog worth more than Rs 50,000 after breaking into a pet shop in Kothrud.

Pune: While searching for a stolen two-wheeler, officials of Khadak police were successful in cracking a theft case of Yorkshire Terrier dog which was recently stolen from Kothrud. The Khadak police have arrested Akshay Kamble (19) of Bhavani Peth in the case. 

According to Police Inspector Rajendra Mokashi,  Deepak Loote, a resident of Dhankawadi lost his two-wheeler on May 1. It was stolen from Shukrawar Peth after which a case of theft was lodged at Khadak police station. Following the incident, the police received a tip-off about Akshay and his friend Rohit Satpute involved in several house break-ins. 

The police  laid a trap and nabbed Akshay on Wednesday. “Further interrogation revealed that Akshay and Rohit have stolen some cash and a dog after breaking into a pet shop in Kothrud. The dog is worth more than Rs 50,000 and has been handed over to its owner,” said Police Sub Inspector Sanjay Gaikwad.

Police Inspector S Shirke said police teams are in search of Rohit and Akshay is in police custody till May 19. The police investigation team included Police Sub-Inspector Anant Vyavhare and policemen Vijay Lokhande, Ravi Lokhande, Ashish Chavan, Aniket Babar and Imran Nadaf.

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