The accused had a large booty of stolen bikes
Have you ever heard of a bike thief offering a wide variety of stolen vehicles to his customers? The Charkop police have caught hold of one such man. Police said that the accused had such a wide network that he would make any bike available to his customers in less than a day. But, beware! They were all a part of his booty. Initially, it was hard for the cops to believe, but when they sent a dummy customer to the accused, the latter provided him a Pulsar bike within a day. Police arrested him when he was about to deliver the vehicle last week.
According to the cops, the accused has been identified as Milind Sawant, 24, resident of Link Road, Kandivali west. Sawant is a school bus driver, who has past criminal record. The cops have recovered four Pulsar bikes from him, which were stolen from Malad and Kandivali areas.
During inquiry it was revealed that after stealing bikes, the accused would change the ignition systems and number plates of the vehicles and leave them at different spots. Thereafter, when customers approached him, he would provide the vehicles at low prices and without any documents.
Speaking to mid-day, an officer from Charkop police station said, "The accused has been arrested and a case was registered against him under section 379 (punishment for theft) of IPC. The bikes which have been seized were stolen from Malad and Kandivali areas."
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