A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly lifting vehicles from outside the courts in the national capital, a police official said today. Determined to steal only TVS Apache motorcycles, the man had been nicknamed as “Apache boy”.
Bakhtawarpur village resident, Ashu alias ‘Apache boy’, used to steal motorcycles to impress his girlfriend and friends, the police said.
The crime branch of Delhi police has arrested two men involved in several cases of auto theft. The accused were arrested from Bakhtawarpur area after the crime branch received a tip-off about the whereabouts of one of the accused.
Bakhtawarpur village resident, Ashu alias ‘Apache boy’, used to steal motorcycles to impress his girlfriend and friends, the police said. Ashu (22) is also known as ‘Apache boy’ for his fascination for stealing TVS Apache bikes.
During interrogation, Ashu revealed that he had been fond of a lavish lifestyle and to fulfil his needs he opted for crime after 10th standard. “He made sure that he changed his bikes from time to time just to impress his girlfriends,” said a police official. He used to carry a master key and that would help him pick motorcycles. He preferred lifting Apache bikes since then he is called Apache boy by his associates.
Acting according to a tip-off, a trap was laid at the Bakhtawarpur area in Delhi and Ashu was arrested.
The police have also arrested his co-accused Taraspal alias Sonu (22), for allegedly buying stolen vehicles from him. They also claim to have solved three cases of motor vehicle theft, with the two arrests.
Three stolen vehicles have been recovered from their possession, Mr Naik added.