Kendrapara: The Odisha Police on Friday claimed to have busted a motorcycle theft racket with the arrest of five persons in Kendrapara district.
Acting on a tip-off, the police personnel conducted search operations in Kendrapara town and seized 25 two-wheelers from their possession, a senior officer said.
“The stolen motorcycles were sold to agents at a cheaper price. An investigation has been initiated,” he said.
The modus operandi of the gang was to locate a motorcycle that had been parked outside hospitals or in bus stands. They would break the lock of a motorbike and run away with it from the spot, the police officer said.
Kendrapara police today detected series of bike theft cases. Total 25 bikes seized. For 15 of them the case registered and rightful owner identified and today they were handed over their stolen property. Total five persons have been arrested in this regard. pic.twitter.com/Mzrgw4Wrhd
— SP kendrapara (@spkendrapara) August 14, 2020