Pimpri-Chinchwad: Thieves arrested for selling expensive bullet vehicles for a few thousand rupees via Facebook
Pune: In the twin city of Pimpri-Chinchwad police have arrested a thief for allegedly stealing new expensive bullets from Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad and selling them on social media especially on Facebook.
The police have identified the arrested suspects as Hemant Rajendra Bhadane (24), a resident of Satpur in Nashik and his friend Yogesh Sunil Bhamre (24) a resident of Dhule. A team of police officers including the Assistant Inspector of Police Ganesh Patil and Police Sub-Inspector Ganesh Sawant under the guidance of Senior Inspector of Police Uttam Tangde carried out the operation.
In order not to be arrested, the suspects used to sell such bikes in Osmanabad, Dhule, Beed and Ahmednagar for a petty amount in the range of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 with help of his friend. The police have recovered 14 two-wheelers worth Rs 17 lakh and 10 new bullets were seized from him.
According to police, "The arrested suspect Hemant hails from Nashik and against him 37 cases have been registered in Thane and Nashik. Hemant used to take the bullets to the respective places with the help of his colleague Yogesh. Hemant was taken into custody by the Pimpri Chinchwad Crime Branch officials from Ankushrao Landage Natyagriha in Bhosari. After a thorough interrogation, he told police and confessed that he had stolen the sport bike especially bullet."
"Hemant had come to Pune from Nashik during the lockdown. Meanwhile, he stole 10 new bullets worth Rs 4 lakh each from Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune. With the help of Yogesh, the bullets were sold at a hefty price in Osmanabad, Beed, Dhule and Ahmednagar districts with spot delivery," he added.
Newly taken charge Pimpri Chinchwad police commissioner Krishna Prakash said to Sakal Times, "Suspect post stealing such bikes used to post the pictures on Facebook. Based on the deal he used to sell it. The initial communication used to be on Facebook messengers. Post deal he used to delete the conversation with a customer."