The Marine Drive police on Friday arrested a 19-year-old youth for allegedly breaking into the house of a businessman in south Mumbai. The youth had passed out on the couch after drinking one-and-a-half-bottles of champagne.
Police said on Thursday, Sanjiv Verma broke into the third-floor apartment belonging to Siddharth Saboo through the balcony while the latter was at a neighbour’s apartment.
“He was supposed to move to his new flat and had just shifted a few valuables. At around 6 am on Thursday, one of the domestic helps working in the house saw the lights switched on in the apartment. Upon checking, he learned that the door was locked from inside,” an officer said.
The complainant then broke open the door and found Verma sleeping on the couch.
“The cops were called and Verma was taken into custody. During the probe, he confessed that he had entered the house illegally to steal valuables but could not resist after seeing two bottles of champagne,” the officer said.
The police also seized the knife that Verma was carrying.
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