The city police has arrested 60 vehicle-lifters and seized 153 two-wheelers and six cars from them.
Among the 60 held are two college dropouts who used to steal motorcycles only to perform stunts and abandon them later. Another used to steal only superbikes so that he could take his girlfriend out on long rides.
According to Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar, the worth of the stolen vehicles was around Rs 80 lakh. The thiefs struck mainly in areas like Jayanagar, JP Nagar, Wilson Garden, Sampangiramnagar and Banashankari.
“Recently, the public alerted police control room about two youths on motorbikes performing stunts near Jayanagar IV Block. A police team went to the spot; on seeing the cops, the duo fled. We identified them with help of CCTV footage. They confessed to the crime and said they were in the habit of lifting bikes and later abandoning them,” police said, as per the report.
Similarly, 16 high-end bikes were recovered from Wasim Akram alias Wasim, 24, who used to steal bikes to take his girlfriend on long rides.
“Wasim has been stealing bikes for the last one year. He told us he’d take his girlfriend on long rides on the stolen two-wheelers,” police said, adding, “his girlfriend never knew she was riding pillion on stolen bikes.”
Courtesy: Times Now