MUMBAI: Four members of a family and two of their aides, including a cabbie, have been arrested for allegedly looting a jeweller in Malad (east). The Pune-based Wani family allegedly stole ornaments worth Rs 2 lakh from a jeweller in Malad (east) recently. They have been involved in crimes previously in Chhatisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka and parts of the state — Pune, Satara, Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Beed, Thane, Kolhapur and Navi Mumbai, the police said.
They visited stores in a group. While some distracted the staff busy with enquiries about products, the others stole ornaments with a sleight of hand. Later, they left without buying anything. By the time the owner learnt of the theft, it was too late.
The police checked CCTV footage that led them to cabbieAshutosh Mishra (33) from Kurla. From his leads, they nabbed the others. Two of the gang are missing. The stolen ornaments weighing 45gm have been recovered.

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