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Mumbai police arrest motorbike thieves in Amboli

The trio roamed around at nighttime and lifted motorbikes from the roadside as well as parking lots of several apartments

mumbai Updated: May 20, 2018 23:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Bike theft,Amboli,Mumbai police

Mumbai: Amboli police have arrested three men for allegedly stealing motorbikes from Andheri and Jogeshwari. So far, they have recovered nine vehicles registred stolen in the last few months.

The accused have been identified as Nawab Shaikh, 22, Aftab Ansari, 23, and Abu Bakar Sayyad, 24. Shaikh lives in Bhagat Singh Nagar, Goregaon (west) while Ansari and Sayyad lilve in Behrambaugh in Jogeshwari (west).

After questioning them, the police managed to first recover six motorbikes (which include high-speed models).

Shaikh and Ansari were handed over to the Oshiwara police on Friday as some of the stolen vehicles came under their jurisdiction. On further interrogation, Oshiwara police managed to recover three more stolen motorbikes.

Sayyad was arrested only after Shaikh and Ansari outed his name. He was nabbed by Amboli police. Assistant inspector Ravindra Kalamkar from that station said his team has been questioning Sayyad and also a few other suspects. “Once we confirm their invovlement, we will arrest them too,” he said.

According to the police, the trio roamed around at nighttime and lifted motorbikes from the roadside as well as parking lots of several apartments. They would then change the vehicle license plates. One of the high-end models they stole was allegedly used for joyrides for up to a month and then abandoned at random places, according to the police.

Shaikh, Ansari and Sayyad also sold a few of the stolen motorbikes to their relatives. The police claim they have recovered all of them.

The police added that the trio, who have no past criminal records, have been actively stealing motorbikes for the past six months from areas such as Andheri and Jogeshwari.

First Published: May 20, 2018 23:53 IST