Nizamabad: Thefts of motorbikes have been on the rise in the undivided Nizamabad district over the past few days. People in Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Armoor, Bodhan, and other towns seem to be worried. The police suspect that either inter-district or interstate gangs are involved in the theft.
Bikes parked at bus stations, railway stations, and busy centers turn into soft targets for the thieves. Reportedly, the gang members have been conducting these robberies by breaking the locks of the vehicles. New motorbikes and up to two to three-year-old bikes were stolen from the towns. Motorbikes parked in residential premises have also been disappearing.
While speaking to the Deccan Chronicle, M. Shanker, a hairstylist from Subhashnagar, said that his bike was stolen from the Nizamabad railway station.
“Due to power problems, we have been unable to trace the thieves using the CCTV cameras set up near the railway station,” he lamented. The police should try to nab the gangs and recover the stolen bikes, he urged. People usually take loans to buy motorbikes and pay the finance companies in monthly installments. Those whose bikes have been stolen are taken aback by the event.
Such theft is not only affecting them financially but also causing them inconvenience in conducting their daily activities.
Balkonda police recently arrested a motorbike thieves’ gang and recovered about 20 stolen bikes.
During the investigation, the police noted that the gang was changing the number plates on the stolen vehicles and selling them at a cheaper price....