Satara, October 13: A police personnel from Maharashtra was arrested after a woman identified the cop as a motorcycle-borne chain-snatcher. The accused man, identified as 33-year-old Yogesh Shinghare, had been giving cops sleepless nights for the last few months. Reports inform that Shinghare, the accused, is serving with State Reserve Police Force's Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) from last five years. Meanwhile, he has confessed to the crime of snatching gold ornaments of at least six women. Pune Man Arrested For Stalking And Abusing Woman Traffic Police Official In Mundhwa, Case Filed.
To avoid the suspicion, Shinghare used to directly head towards IRB camp after committing the crime, said a senior police inspector from Satara Police station. He was arrested after Surekha Thale, the woman who identified him, who had lodged the FIR against the motorcycle-borne chain-snatcher for robbing gold chain of Rs 37,000 on 24 August at Bheed bypass in Aurangabad.
When she went to Renukamata temple in Satara, where multiple police personnel were deployed for Navrati she noticed Singhare moving suspiciously and called the police.
A police team apprehended him and Shingare tried to plead his innocence by showing ID card. But after the continued questioning he confessed to the crime and was arrested by midnight.