Having no money to buy a moped led Mohammed Fareed to become obsessed with them. His next act was to steal one, he later sold it. Thus began a series of moped thefts. It took Fareed two years to steal 23 mopeds, all identical models before he was caught by the Nacharam police on Monday.
In Nacharam and its surroundings, Fareed, 40, a Mallapur resident, used to peddle around his bicycle selling fruits and vegetables. After seeing others selling vegetables on mopeds with baskets, he decided to do the same. As a result, he was pleased with what he saw. As much as he wanted to buy one, the money gods turned their faces away, and later, according to police reports, Fareed saw a TVS XL moped parked near a house with the keys still inside.
Nacharam Inspector T Kiran Kumar said Fareed took the moped and sold it for Rs.10,000 after he used it for a few weeks and used the money to pay his expenses. He added that after that, in around two years, he stole 23 mopeds from different areas of Hyderabad and its suburbs. The 23 mopeds were all TVS XLs.
His only comfort was to steal TVS XL mopeds since he did not know how to drive a motorcycle. “He sold the mopeds for Rs.10,000 each to the vendors near vegetable and fruit markets without giving them any documentation,” the Inspector revealed, noting that Fareed was brought to court and remanded.
An executive at Dunzo leads police to automobile offenders
Cyberabad police arrested three members of a gang involved in bike theft at Sanath Nagar and seized 25 stolen bikes and scooters.
Police were able to apprehend the offender thanks to one of the stolen bikes sold by the accused to a youngster working for Dunzo, a delivery service.
By using duplicate keys, hot wiring, and even breaking the handle lock, the accused accessed bikes parked outside houses in colonies during the early hours of the day. Police found they stole 25 bikes over the past three months.
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