A South Korean national was robbed by three unidentified men outside the BMC headquarters on Sunday, police said. The crime branch, as well as the local police, are on the lookout for the three suspects, who decamped with Indian and foreign currency totally worth Rs 5.7 lakh.
Police said Chong Hoon Ho (58) was walking behind the subway outside the BMC building at CST at 3.30 pm when three men allegedly accosted him. “They took his wallet and ran away. But Ho did not run after them as he did not know the locality well.
Instead he went back to a car he had rented for the day. The driver took him to the nearest police station,” said sub-inspector Prakash Avghade of Azad Maidan police station.
Avghade said Ho, a businessman, had been touring Tamil Nadu and had arrived in Mumbai early on Sunday morning to take a flight back home. “He was supposed to fly to Delhi on Sunday night and then take a flight to Seoul from there. As he had the whole day, he thought he explore the city,” he said.
“Ho was holding a camera, so his hands were busy. The accused stopped him for a few seconds, snatched his wallet and disappeared,” said Ravindra Shisve, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone I. Police said the spot was generally deserted on Sundays and there were no eye-witnesses to the incident. Apart from Indian and Korean currency, Ho’s wallet also contained several credit cards. “Ho has not been able to give a clear description of the suspects. He said they were in their 20s,” said Avghade.
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