14 thieves held in Ludhiana; 17 two-wheelers, 20 mobile phones recovered

14 thieves held in Ludhiana; 17 two-wheelers, 20 mobile phones recovered

Snatchers and vehicle thieves arrested by the city police in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 28

Staff of the central police zone arrested 14 snatchers and thieves in the past six days and recovered 17 two-wheelers and 20 mobile phones from them.

With the arrest of these 14 persons, the police claimed to have solved 35 incidents of snatchings and vehicle thefts.

Stolen two-wheelers recovered from thieves by the Ludhiana police on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

ADCP-I Pragya Jain, ACP, Central, Harsimrat Chhetra, SHO, Police Division 3, Madhu Bala, and SHO, Police Division 2, Satpal addressed a press conference regarding the matter.

ADCP Jain said on September 23 three members of a vehicle lifter gang were arrested and 12 two-wheelers and two mobile phones were recovered from them. They had stolen the vehicles from the city and neighbouring districts. The arrested gang members were identified as Taranjit Singh of Dugri, Rajesh Kumar of Hambran and Jasvir Singh of Lohara.

On September 24, the Police Division 3 arrested nine persons and recovered three two-wheelers and 18 mobile phones from them. Out of nine, seven were minors.

On September 27, the Police Division 2 nabbed two thieves, namely Sonu Ansari of Kailash Nagar and Gurjant Singh of Malak village. The police had also recovered two motorcycles from them which they had stolen from the city.

The ADCP said the police also identified some hotspots, including Civil Hospital, Court Complex, Rakh Bagh, Neela Jhanda road, CMC Hospital, Gaushala road and Shingar road, where the incidents of vehicle thefts and snatching took place. The ADCP said the police increased vigil at these hotspots to prevent such incidents in future.

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