Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) A 27-year-old man who stole a bag containing Rs 5 lakh from a car at a traffic signal was caught after a dramatic chase in suburban Borivali today, police said. Also Read - NEET 2020: UP Scrap Dealer's Son Clears Medical Entrance Test in 9th Attempt | Read His Story

However his accomplice managed to escape. Also Read - Hathras Case: Supreme Court Directs Allahabad HC to Monitor 'All Aspects' of CBI Probe

The incident took place around 11.20 this morning. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Woman's Headless Body Found Stuffed in Sack in Meerut

Yasin Dhobi, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, and his accomplice knocked on the window of the car of businessman Kiran Makwana at a signal on R M Bhatt Road in Borivali West.

While one of them distracted Makwana, the other lifted a bag containing Rs 5 lakh from the car’s seat and both fled, police said.

Makwana too got out and started chasing them.

After some distance, the duo boarded an auto rickshaw.

Makwana also took another auto rickshaw and continued the chase.

Meanwhile, some onlookers alerted policemen Devidas Rasal and ASI Masekar, who were on patrolling duty nearby.

Rasal and Masekar too joined in the chase in another auto rickshaw.

Makwana eventually caught up with the accused duo, and with the help of some people and the policemen nabbed Dhobi. Dhobi’s accomplice managed to escape.

Luckily, the bag containing the cash was with Dhobi, which was recovered.

Dhobi is a member of a gang which `lifts’ bags from crowded places, police said, adding that further probe is on.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.