Three girls aged 12 and 13 went missing from their Vasai homes on Sunday. The three friends are believed to have stolen cash from their homes.
A case of abduction has been registered at Valiv police station in Vasai (east), and a search launched.
The girls are believed to have left their homes in the wee hours of Sunday.
The father of one of the girls woke up around 1.30 am to find his daughter missing from her bed. He panicked and called the parents of his daughter’s friends. They too were shocked to not find their daughters at home, realising that the three girls had left their homes.
The parents said that cash kept at their homes was missing. The parents – flower, vegetable vendors and a factory worker told the police that around Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 is missing from each home.