The Vanrai police on Wednesday arrested a Gujarat-based couple who allegedly looted cash and valuables worth Rs 1 lakh from the residence of a woman in Goregaon east.
The accused have been identified as Amit,30 and Jinal Patel,22,of Anand in Gujarat. The police said the couple befriended the complainant Beena Parekh when she had gone to Ambaji Temple in Gujarat in October on October 18. They had exchanged phone numbers and addresses and Parekh,who is divorced and resides alone at Mhada Colony in Bimbisar Nagar in Goregaon (east),had asked the couple to visit her when they come to Mumbai.
Parekh returned to her house the next day and within a few days she received a call from the couple who said they were coming to Mumbai for some work and wanted to visit her,the police said.
On October 29,the couple visited Parekh and said they would be staying for a few days. On November 1,when the complainant returned home after visiting a friend,she found the couple missing.
Senior police inspector Suresh Shinde said she approached the police on November 4 after finding her cash and jewelry missing from a cupboard.
The police then traced the accused with the help of phone numbers given to the complainant.
We have,however,recovered gold jewellery worth Rs 55,000. The couple has been remanded in police custody for five days, said Shinde.