The UT Police on Tuesday arrested three persons in connection with thefts of two-wheelers and snatchings in the city. Two of them were arrested for stealing two-wheelers while the other was arrested for snatchings in separate incidents. The police also recovered 11 two-wheelers and claimed that eight cases of vehicle thefts in the city had been solved.
The thieves were identified as Sanjeev Kumar, 23, and Rehmat Ali,19, both residents of Sector 52. The police also recovered 11 two-wheelers which were stolen by the accused from various places in the city in the last few months. Police officials said that six two-wheelers were yet to be recovered.
DSP (crime) Jagbir Singh said that both Sanjeev and Rehmat were professional criminals and booked in various cases at different police stations of the city. With the arrest of the accused, the police claimed to have solved eight cases of two-wheeler thefts in the city.
The DSP added that Sanjeev was unemployed and studied upto seventh class while Rehmat was studying at an Industrial Training Institute. The accused used to steal two-wheelers for joyride and would sometimes abandon them at city parking lots later. Both Sanjeev and Rehmat were produced in the court which sent them to judicial custody.
In another case, the UT Crime Branch arrested a member of an inter-state gang of snatchers and claimed to have solved six cases with the recovery of five gold chains and one mobile phone. The recovered items are said to be worth Rs 3.5 lakh.