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Thief who sold bikes for as low as Rs 5,000 held

Thief who sold bikes for as low as Rs 5,000 held

NEW DELHI: Delhi police on Monday said it arrested a man who travelled regularly from Haryana's Faridabad to Delhi just to steal motorcycles. Cops said 12 motorbikes have been recovered from the accused, identified as Shankar, and 13 cases of motor vehicle theft have been solved.

According to police, after stealing each motorcycle from Delhi, Shankar would take it back to Faridabad. He would either sell each bike to receivers for as low as Rs 5,000 or use them to commit thefts.

Cops said that on the night of November 21, personnel from Jaitpur police station were thoroughly checking suspicious bikers at a picket installed at Ismailpur border.

At around 8.30 pm , a man was seen riding a Hero Glamour motorcycle from Faridabad side. On seeing the police team, the motorist tried to flee, but the alert picket staff chased him and intercepted the motorcycle. He was soon overpowered by a police team and identified as Shankar alias Golu.

Cops revealed that Shankar and his associate Mukesh, a resident of Faridabad, used to steal motorcycles together and sell them to receivers at Faridabad. The accused duo mostly targetted bikes parked in residential areas in the Capital.

"The accused used to conduct recce of the area before stealing motorcycles. After stealing them, they used to park the bikes in Jaitpur or the border near Faridabad. Accused Shankar used to dispose of each bike for as low as Rs. 5,000 in Faridabad," said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East).

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