A 16-year-old boy was booked after he tried to rob a jewellery shop in Bhayander West, using a plastic gun.

The 16 year old boy managed to fool the jeweller into believing that it was a real gun, and looted the jewellery store. While trying to escape with the loot, he was caught by a few locals. “They handed him over to us. Apart from the stolen gold ornaments, we also recovered the toy plastic gun from him.”

The boy, who was caught red-handed, told the police that he committed the crime, because he wanted to invest money in the share market. According to police officials, the incident occurred on Saturday around 4.30 pm at the Shakti Jeweller*s shop on 60 Feet Road, Bhayander West.

When contacted, Senior Inspector Mukutrao Patil of Bhayander police station said,”The boy entered the shop and told the jeweller that he wanted to sell gold biscuits. The jeweller refused to buy them, and asked the boy to leave. A few minutes later, the boy entered the shop again, this time wielding a plastic gun.”

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