Bengaluru crime watch: Bike thieves, cyber criminals arrested

Updated on Aug 08, 2022 11:29 AM IST

Bengaluru police nab more bike thieves and fraudsters on Sunday, busting seven cases of theft along with one of cybercrime involving an unauthorised UPI payment.

More bike thieves nabbed in Bengaluru on Sunday. (Image source: Laxman B. Nimbargi/Twitter)
More bike thieves nabbed in Bengaluru on Sunday. (Image source: Laxman B. Nimbargi/Twitter)
ByYamini C S

In today's crime news from Bengaluru and Karnataka, police have furthered their drive against bike theft by nabbing culprits involved in seven separate cases and also arrested a cyber criminal for making unauthorised payments using UPI.

Bike theft: Jnanabharathi police, Bengaluru. August 7

IPS officer Laxman B Nimbargi, the DCP of Bengaluru's west division, said the accused have been arrested by Bengaluru's Jnanabharathi police. He added that six two-wheelers and a goods truck used for the crime have been recovered from the accused in the case, which are worth 5.65 Lakhs in total. It is not clear how many persons have been arrested.

“The police succeeded in arresting the accused who were stealing vehicles in different police station areas of @BlrCityPolice. 5.95 lakhs worth of valuable goods vehicle and six two wheelers seized, total 7 cases of vehicle theft detected @JnanabharathiPS,” he tweeted.

Read: Five bike thieves arrested in two separate cases; over 50 bikes seized

Concerns have increased recently over theft of two-wheelers in Bengaluru and multiple accused have been taken into custody over this matter.

Cybercrime: Northeast Cybercrime Police, Bengaluru. August 8

Bengaluru's northeast cybercrime police has arrested one person accused of diverting funds of 3.45 lakhs using the UPI of the victim by stealing their sim card.

Anoop A Shetty, DCP of Northeast division of Bengaluru said, “In a case of unauthorised UPI transaction of 3.45 lakhs by stealing sim card of the victim, Northeast Cybercrime police team has arrested an accused. Accused activated UPI using the victim's sim card and diverted money from victim's bank account.”

“If your sim card is stolen or lost, offenders may misuse sim card to divert money from your bank accounts linked to that number. Lost sim cards should be immediately blocked. Get that sim reissued from the service provider,” he added.

“Till you regain control of your lost/stolen phone number, take steps to delink/disable bank accounts linked to that number,” he said in a three-tweet thread.

(This story will be updated with more crime stories over the day)

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