2 youths held for steal­ing bikes; 4 ve­hi­cles re­cov­ered

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - Faisal Tan­del

MUM­BAI: The DB marg po­lice in Gir­gaum re­cently de­tained a 17-year-old Ra­jasthani res­i­dent and ar­rested his 19-year-old ac­com­plice in the city for steal­ing two-wheel­ers. Po­lice have re­cov­ered four mo­tor­cy­cles worth ₹3 lakh from them. Dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the duo told of­fi­cers they had in­tended to sell 25 stolen bikes in Ra­jasthan in two months.

Po­lice said the mi­nor would visit the city with the in­ten­tion of steal­ing two-wheel­ers. He be­friended Har­ji­ram Purek, an em­ployee of an im­i­ta­tion jew­ellery shop, to as­sist him in the crime.

“We re­cov­ered four mo­tor­cy­cles, worth around ₹2.50 lakh to 3 lakh, from the ac­cused,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Vi­nayak Bhi­lare, po­lice subin­spec­tor, DB Marg po­lice sta­tion, said based on tech­ni­cal ev­i­dences, po­lice found that the mi­nor would wear red shoes, which helped them nab him. “The mi­nor was caught red­handed while steal­ing a bike from south Mum­bai. He re­vealed Purek’s name. Their tar­get was to send around 25 bikes to Ra­jasthan within a month or two,” added Bhi­lare.

“Purek’s po­lice cus­tody ended on Sun­day. The VP Road po­lice will seek his cus­tody now, as one of the cases come un­der their ju­ris­dic­tion. The mi­nor has been sent to the ob­ser­va­tion home,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

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