Mumbai: Two cases of bike-borne mobile snatchers were detected recently and has recovered the stolen mobile by police stations at Santacruz and Vile Parle respectively.
In the recent case on May 2 at night, Vile Parle police arrested bike-borne thief, Mohammed Zuber Khan (20), in a failed robbery attempt that he along with his aide committed. Khan was caught by the locals when he fell from the bike while trying to speed away after the 15-year-old schoolgirl screamed for help at around 11.35 pm. Khan’s aide managed to escape. The incident occurred on service Road in Vile Parle (East) when the victim along with her mother was waiting to meet a friend when Khan and his aide approached them on a bike and tried to snatch the mobile. “Khan was caught from the spot while a search is on to nab his associate,” said assistant inspector Kishore Doijad.
In the second case, the Santacruz police arrested a biker and the pillion rider for snatching with the mobile of a 39-year-old homemaker who was on a morning walk on April 28. The incident occurred at around 7 am on Linking Road when the biker Mohammed Sarfaraz Khan (25) rode the bike while Abbas Sayyed (21) riding pillion snatched the mobile from the victim’s hand and fled away.
Santacruz police senior inspector Dnyaneshwar Ganore supervised sub-inspector Shivaji Shinde who scanned through 25 closed-circuit television (CCTV) starting from Khar, Santacruz, Bandra, Kherwadi and finally tracked the biker entering a narrow lane at Y Junction in Dharavi. “Trap was laid and we caught Khan the next day while he was leaving on his bike. His arrest helped us to nab his accomplice from Mahim locality,” said Shinde.