Man held at Kalyan railway station while trying to steal woman`s hand bag

A man has been arrested in Kalyan in Thane district for his alleged involvement in at least 13 cases of theft from women passengers of long-distance trains, a police official said on Saturday.

Shahajad Kallan Sayyed (28) was held red-handed on Thursday when he was trying to steal the hand bag of a woman at Kalyan station, he said.

“He is a habitual offender and is involved in at least 13 similar cases. We have recovered 417.35 grams of gold worth Rs 21.68 lakh,” he said.

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