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Pune: Vehicle thief arrested, 17 motorcycles recovered

Acting on a tip-off to policemen Shashikant Darekar and Datta Sonawane, a crime branch team laid a trap and nabbed Rangavkar from Navi Peth area a few days ago.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
August 27, 2021 12:10:21 pm
Pune police, Pune news, Pune crime, Pune Bullet Raja' gang, Pune cops, Pune latest newsThe police have so far recovered four motorcycles from their possession.(Representational)

Crime branch of the Pune city police have arrested a vehicle thief and recovered as many as 17 motorcycles from his possession.

The accused has been identified as Sameer alias Samya Dattatrya Rangavkar (34), a resident of Viman Nagar and a native of Ratnagiri.

The police said that last month Sachin Ghule (30), a resident of Dattawadi had lodged am FIR at Vishrambag police station regarding the theft of his motorcycle.

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A team led by senior police inspector Shailesh Sankhe of crime branch initiated a parallel probe into this case. The police checked videos captured by CCTV cameras around the crime scene and got clues about Rangavkar’s involvement in motorcycle theft.

Acting on a tip-off to policemen Shashikant Darekar and Datta Sonawane, a crime branch team laid a trap and nabbed Rangavkar from Navi Peth area a few days ago.

During further investigation, cops recovered 17 motorcycles that he had stolen from different parts of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad in the last few months.

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