Chennai: The police bust a gang for promoting stolen bikes on OLX portal by making ready cast paperwork of the automobiles, police sources stated.
The accused used completely different names had bought greater than 50 stolen bikes within the final two years. The police recovered twelve stolen bikes from their possession.
The arrested individuals had been recognized as Ajith Kumar of Vadapalani, Ezhumalai of Mudichur, Srinivasan of Teynampet and Satheesh Kumar of Maduravoyal.
Explaining the modus operandi of the gang, the police stated: “The gang would steal and add pictures of the stolen two-wheelers on OLX. They’d additionally put together pretend paperwork of the automobiles in order to make the client imagine that the product was real.”
In line with the police, no less than 250 costly bikes had been stolen from Tambaram, Guindy, Velachery and Virugambakkm areas for the previous six months and in an effort to nab the gang police launched a number of car checkups within the metropolis.
In the meantime, on an everyday car check-up close to Brick Klin street in Otteri on the wee hours of Wednesday, police had stopped 4 males on suspicion. As they made contravening statements, they had been inquired. Throughout interrogation, they disclosed that they used to go to completely different locations at odd hours to steal automobiles and bought greater than 50 stolen bikes within the final two years. Additionally they bought the stole two-wheelers on OLX portal by making ready cast paperwork of the automobiles, police stated. “The gang had fabricated paperwork for the stolen two-wheelers by securing them from the second-hand car or scrap sellers from Pudupet”. They changed the unique quantity plates with pretend ones they usually created completely different accounts on the portals and after promoting a product, every account was deactivated. The arrested had been later remanded in judicial custody.