Delhi: Five youngsters who stole bikes for joyrides with girlfriends nabbed
Police said the five were arrested in two separate cases by officers of the Neb Sarai and Hauz Khas police stations. Police said the teenagers were addicted to drugs, and lifted the bikes to buy drugs and take their girlfriends out.delhi Updated: Aug 06, 2017 08:16 IST
Four teenagers, who stole motorbikes for joyrides with their girlfriends, were arrested by the Delhi Police. A juvenile was apprehended in the case. Fourteen stolen motorbikes were recovered from five youths. Police have pinned their involvement in 24 cases of bike theft reported in areas of Hauz Khas, Neb Sarai and Malviya Nagar.
Police said the five were arrested in two separate cases by officers of the Neb Sarai and Hauz Khas police stations. Police said the teenagers were addicted to drugs, and lifted the bikes to buy drugs and take their girlfriends out.
JOYRIDE GONE WRONG
The 19-year-old school dropouts Sagar and Sonu decided to take a stolen motorbike for a joyride with their juvenile accomplice on Friday night. They were stopped by a police team near Devli village. Police said the three tried to flee when they noticed the cops, piquing the police officers suspicions and they were soon apprehended.
It was found that the boys were unable to furnish papers of the bike and had allegedly stolen it.
Police recovered five stolen motorcycles from them. “All the bikes had been lifted within the past month and were recovered within an hour,” said a police officer.
Police said that the teenagers stole bikes that their girlfriends liked. “They used to lift fancy bikes, which had raised pillion seats,” said a police officer.
Two other youths Dhruv Kumar and Vishal, were arrested on Thursday night when one of them was caught on a CCTV camera stealing a motorcycle. Police said Dhruv was identified by a ‘police mitra’.
Delhi Police recently deployed civilians as police mitra to help voluntarily in their work. The police mitra act as informers and tip off police in cases reported from their areas.
Police mitra, Rajiv Bhalla, identified Dhruv Kumar based on an image that the cops had recovered from CCTV camera footage in the area. On questioning Kumar led the cops to Vishal as his accomplice, and eight stolen vehicles.