The probe revealed that in addition to nearly six vehicle thefts, the accused had also allegedly stolen several mobile phones meant for customers.
Mumbai: Unit nine of the Mumbai crime branch has arrested three persons, who previously worked as delivery boys for e-commerce websites, for allegedly stealing motorbikes. The accused were apprehended from a Bandra slum with a stolen bike that was earlier reported missing from Goregaon. The probe revealed that in addition to nearly six vehicle thefts, the accused had also allegedly stolen several mobile phones meant for customers.
The trio - identified as Rahim Sayyad Ali Shaikh (24), Karan Mahadeo Ghadigaonkar (23), and Vishal Suresh Kahale (22) – had worked as delivery boys for Amazon and Flipkart and knew the e-commerce websites’ functioning style. “Based on their knowledge of how delivery boys operate, the accused tracked some of them and when these delivery boys went to deliver at individual residences, the accused would flee with their deliverables plus bikes,” said a crime branch officer.
Following the trio’s arrest, the police recovered a black Pulsar motorcycle stolen by them from near Manav Seva Society, Link Road, Goregaon (west). A case pertaining to the theft had been registered with Bangur Nagar police station. The trio’s interrogation also revealed that they had stolen delivery parcels from Dindoshi only to later sell them. The accused have at least six cases of theft registered against them and will now be handed over to the concerned police stations.