Robbery bid on US national: Sketches of 3 accused prepared

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robberySketches of three robbers, who had made a failed bid to rob a US national working with a global IT services and solutions provider, were prepared and distributed but no breakthrough has been made, police said.

“Sketches of the accused were prepared and circulated among the policemen. We are giving our best to trace the trio,” Yadavrao Jadhav, senior inspector at Powai Police Station said.

Victim David Parish (51), working with L&T Infotech, was jogging at Powai when three motorcycle-borne miscreants struck him and tried to snatch his bag.

According to police, the victim fought back and punched two assailants before they fled from the spot.

“We checked at various hospitals including government-run hospitals and clinics to verify if any person with injuries on face and jaw had taken any treatment, but in vain,” said another officer.

Several persons with criminal record had been rounded up for questioning, but no clue leading to identification of the accused had been achieved, the officer said. Police said one of the three accused had got down from the bike yesterday morning and demanded money from David.

When the victim said he had no money, the second person got down from the bike and attacked him with a sharp weapon on his back. He sustained minor injury. David then punched the two, after which the scared trio fled from the spot. David arrived here on Monday from Texas for some office job and checked in Ramada Hotel in Powai.