The Sola Police has nabbed a youth in connection with a case in which the son of Dr Prakash Darji, who works at Zydus Hospital, was looted in broad daylight at his bungalow.
Bhavya Darji, son of Dr Prakash Darji, was threatened with a knife and looted of Rs52,000 in his bungalow in Somvilla Bungalows in Thaltej.
Cops nabbed the accused, who interestingly is an MSc IT graduate and had studied for the same in New Zealand for a year and a half, based on CCTV footage.
The youth studied various web crime series to execute the loot and to ensure that he doesn’t get caught. The youth entered the bungalow in Somvilla and managed to lock the maid as well as the dog in separate rooms.
He then threatened Bhavya Darji and looted him of Rs52,000. As news of the crime emerged, cops swung into action.
With the help of CCTV footage, cops nabbed Nirav Patel, a resident of Maniyar house in Ellisbridge close to NID. Cops recovered gold and silver jewellery, an Apple iPad and Apple watch in all worth Rs50,000.
Youth originally planned to loot his uncle
Police said Nirav Patel saw several crime-related web series before executing the loot. He had originally planned to loot his uncle, an elderly man, who often had cash at home.
He took a knife and with the help of a doorknob used both to shape it into a pistol-like object. He then headed towards his uncle’s house in Thaltej but dropped the plan when he realised there were too many people around.
He then went to Somvilla bungalows and executed the loot there.
Nirav left his own Yamaha bike in the basement of Gopal Plaza’s B-wing near Nehrunagar. He changed his clothes including his jacket and used a duplicate key to steal a Splendor bike.
He even stole a helmet from another bike before going to Thaltej to execute his plan. After executing the loot, he stopped near Binori hotel and changed his t-shirt again.
He then went to the basement near Nehrunagar, exchanged the stolen bike for his own and left for home. Police said he went to extraordinary lengths to hide but cops managed to identify him through CCTV cameras.
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