A 33-year-old woman was arrested in Maharashtra’s Thane district for allegedly being involved in three house-breaking thefts here, a senior police official said Friday.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deepak Deoraj Friday said the accused, identified as Shirin Noor Ali Shaikh, had broken into three houses in Ulhasnagar and Ambernath in the district and looted cash, gold and silver totalling Rs 13 lakh.
He said that 38 ‘tola’ (a tola is around 10 grams) of gold and over 58 grams of silver had been recovered from her.
“She moved around in a burkha and surveyed locked houses. She then carried out house-breaking thefts mostly between 12 noon and 3pm,” the official said.
She was nabbed by Unit IV of the Thane Crime Branch from the Wimco Naka area in Ambernath, he informed.