Mumbai crime: Cops crack case of twice-stolen car

Mar 14, 2014, 08:29 IST | Saurabh Vaktania

Combing through CCTV footage at all city petrol pumps led the police to the culprit, who confessed that he had stolen the Pajero, which had been stolen previously in 2011

Sandeep Bhosle, a Vakola-based developer, may have cursed his luck when his car was stolen twice from the same spot in three years. But he can now heave a sigh of relief after Vakola police nabbed the culprit, who was responsible for stealing the car in November 2013. 

Nabbed: Wasim Ahmed Bashir Ahmed Sheikh (in black shirt) confessed to stealing the car and has been remanded to police custody

After his car was stolen (‘Car stolen twice in 3 years from same spot’ December 3), Bhosle had complained to the Vakola police and had informed them that his car had very little diesel. Armed with the information, the cops began searching through all the petrol pumps in the city and finally were able to identify the stolen car through CCTV footage at a petrol pump on the highway near Goregaon.

CCTV footage showing Sheikh with the stolen Pajero at a petrol pump in Goregaon

Based on the footage, the cops then launched a manhunt and finally nabbed the accused, identified as Wasim Ahmed Bashir Ahmed Sheikh. Once caught, Sheikh (25) confessed that he had sold the car to someone in Vashi. The cops are now searching for the stolen Pajero.

Senior Inspector Vinayak Mulay of Vakola police station said, “The accused confessed to the crime and has been remanded to police custody for two days. He has confessed to committing similar crimes in the past, too.”

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