Cops’ sons who stole bikes and put ‘Mumbai Police’ stickers on them, arrested
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1. On Tuesday, the Nehru Nagar police arrested a gang of five men for allegedly stealing motorbikes from Mumbai east region. Out of the five, the two accused identified as Arol Vegar and Ganesh Bote, are sons of police constables. The remaining gang members were identified as Tejas Anchal, Sachin Darekar and Akshay Didhe.
2. The accused used to rob the two-wheelers, modify them by changing their colours, number plate, silencer etc and put a ‘Mumbai police’ sticker on them to ensure no one doubted them.
3. On May 15, cops had registered a bike theft complaint of Rohan Agrawal, a Kurla resident, wherein he had lost his KTM RC worth Rs 1,75,000 at night. After investigation, police found out that a guy named Tejas had bought a new KTM bike on the same day and took him into custody. During interrogation, Tejas revealed the names of other four members involved in the bike robbery and their modus operandi.
4. The cops arrested the other accused and learnt that the gang would roam around crowded areas of the city and after spotting an unlocked vehicle, would tow them manually. Later, they would get the duplicate keys made by a key maker. The men also informed the police that they committed the crime because they were fond of high range bikes and that their parents were not letting them buy the same.
5. The gang had been committing robberies for the past seven months and managed to steal two Activas, an Avenger, two bullet bikes, a KTM and a Karizma, prior to their arrest. While police is on a lookout for the key-maker, the five accused are booked under sections 379 (theft) and 34 (when a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention of all, each of such persons is liable for that act in the same manner as if it were done by him alone).