Vadodara: The local crime branch (LCB) of Vadodara rural police nabbed one of the two robbers who had looted a couple from Surat of their valuables worth Rs six lakh on national highway-48 last month.
LCB sleuths nabbed Shravan Oad on Saturday near a brick kiln in Dholka taluka of Ahmedabad while his brother Ashok is still on run. Police said that the duo live in an open area near the kiln and rob people at knifepoint and using an air gun.
On March 17, they had targeted Sandeep Mehta, a resident of Rander Road in Surat, and his wife Dharmishta when they had stopped on the side of a highway for a while. Shravan and Ashok went up to them and threatened with a knife and an air gun and took away their gold jewellery and Rs 7,500 cash.
Based on the description given by the victims, police made a their sketch and circulated it at hotels on the highway between Vadodara and Bharuch.
“Our teams went through footages of all CCTV cameras installed on a stretch of 150 km following which we found that the two robbers had come from Ahmedabad,” said a police official.
He added that another team of cops investigated and questioned people in Ahmedabad. “We could know their identities and locations after questioning several people in Ahmedabad,” the official said. Based on the information, Shravan was nabbed.
Later, he showed them the spot where they had hidden the stolen valuables in a pit. Gold jewellery, Rs 10,000 cash, an air gun, three knives, two bike keys and a mobile phone were found in the pit.
Cops said that the duo was nabbed around seven months ago for committing a similar robbery in Ahmedabad district.