The Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

An armed gang robbed a family on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway early Tuesday morning.

According to reports, Rahul Shirsat was driving through fog when he stopped his SUV near Urse to wipe his windshield. Suddenly he was targeted by four robbers,  who snatched the infant from his sister and threatened to kill or sell the child if they did not do as they were told.

Rahul was quoted as saying, “All four were carrying sharp-edged weapons. One of them suddenly snatched my sister’s eight-month-old baby and said the infant would be killed or sold off if we refused to hand over jewelry and cash.”

The robbers made off with cash and gold worth about Rs2.5 lakh (US$3,900).