Three arrested for stealing two-wheelers

New Delhi: Three persons have been arrested in Pitampura for allegedly stealing two-wheelers and renting or selling those to snatchers, police said today.

A team of special staff of the northwest district was formed to apprehend the accused, DCP(Northwest) Milind Mahadeo Dumbere said.

Acting on a tip-off, three men were nabbed yesterday during a vehicle checking drive in front of Maharaja Agrasen Model School in Pitampura and two motorcycles were seized from them, the officer said.

One of the accused, Rajinder Kumar, is a motorcycle mechanic and runs a repair shop in Kirari Suleman village. He had contacts with several chain snatchers in Mangolpuri and Sultanpuri who were allegedly used to purchase or rent stolen two-wheelers from him, Dumbere said.

He used to change his associates frequently and was in contact with the other two accused, Aakash and Monu of Karala village, the DCP said, adding the police team has in total seized 12 stolen two-wheelers from them.

Another police officer said Rajinder has two wives and needed money to sustain them. He is involved in 19 cases of vehicle theft in various police stations of Delhi.