More than 160 tyres manufactured by a high-end company worth Rs7.20 lakh were stolen from a parked truck in Bhiwandi, in Thane, in Maharashtra, by unknown accused. The police are going through the CCTV footage of a godown alongside which the truck was parked.
The police said the truck, which was transporting 400 tyres, had come from Aurangabad. The tyres were to be unloaded at a godown in Manakoli naka, Bhiwandi, on Sunday.
However, by the time the truck’s driver Sushant Singh (name changed) and cleaner reached the spot, they noticed that the godown was locked. Singh then parked the vehicle outside the godown and the two fell asleep.
Sub-inspector Sanjay Galwe from Narpoli police station said, “In the morning, when the driver and cleaner woke up, they saw that the truck had been ransacked and 169 tyres were missing. They then alerted the owner of the godown after which they informed the police.”
“The godown’s staff also looked through the footage of the CCTV cameras installed there but could not identify the three accused spotted in it as the footage is blurred,” added Galwe.
“We have taken the statement of the driver and cleaner and are investigating the case. We are searching other godowns, including the ones which have been closed for months, in the vicinity as well. We have charged the unknown accused under section 379 ( punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code,” said Galwe.