Noida: Cops nab vehicle thieves, recover six vehicles
The police said that the thieves mostly stole two-wheelers and sold them in Uttar Pradesh. The vehicles that were recovered from their possession were bearing registration numbers of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida.noida Updated: Jun 25, 2017 21:59 IST
The Gautam Budh Nagar police on Saturday nabbed three persons for allegedly stealing vehicles from Delhi and suburbs of the capital, and recovered six motorcycles from their possession.
The police said that the thieves mostly stole two-wheelers and sold them in Uttar Pradesh. The vehicles that were recovered from their possession were bearing registration numbers of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida.
Arun Kumar Singh, superintendent of police (city), on Sunday told reporters that the accused were caught during a surprise check in Sector 62 on Saturday evening.
Singh said, “These three persons were apprehended at a checkpoint and could not produce vehicle registration papers. When the police cross-checked it with the database, it was found that they had put fake number plates on the vehicles.”
After a brief questioning, the accused admitted to having stolen the vehicles. Four more motorcycles were recovered from their possession, the police said.
“The gang stole vehicles, hid them and sold them when they found a buyer,” Singh said.
Further questioning in the matter may also provide more information about other gangs that steal vehicles in the NCR, the police said.
Dalip Singh Bisht, the station house officer of Sector 58 police station, said that the criminals mostly lifted motorcycles by breaking the handle locks and using master keys to start the vehicles.
The accused are school dropouts and residents of Khoda in Ghaziabad. The police said they stole vehicles to meet their expenses.
During a surprise check on Saturday evening, the Gautam Budh Nagar police arrested two persons for possessing a countrymade weapon, four live rounds and a knife. The duo was arrested from Khoda.
The accused told the police that they were carrying weapons for their own safety. However, the police said that there is no reason for them to be threatened and arrested them under the sections of Arms Act, 1959.