PUNE: The police have busted a gang of thieves who used to steal music systems installed in cars after breaking their window glasses. The police have recovered 20 car tapes, a country made revolver, six live cartridges and Rs 80,000 in cash from them. The total booty recovered is worth Rs 4,63,000.
The accused has been identified as Sahil Qureshi, 22, a resident of Navi Mumbai, Mohammad Lohar, 41, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Akhlaq Shaikh, a resident of Govandi in Mumbai.
According to the Vishrantwadi police, a trap was laid by the sleuths of Vishrantwadi police station in wake of the rising number of incidents in which thieves were stealing car tapes after breaking window glasses. The police started their surveillance after two incidents of car tape thefts were reported. The police said that on March 25, 2018, they observed a speeding vehicle with the registration number of Mumbai at Vishrantwadi. After carrying out further investigation on basis of the car’s number, the police tracked down Qureshi in Mumbai and arrested him on April 3. During interrogation, he revealed the name of his accomplices as Lohar and Shaikh.
The trio has committed thefts of car tapes at Hadapsar, Yerawada, Dighi, Khadki and Sangvi.