Mumbai college students learn stealing bikes by watching YouTube videos

The duo, Avinash Kashid (22), a Charkop resident, and Rupesh Ghadshi (21), a Malad resident, allegedly used to function in the wee hours to ensure nobody saw them and the CCTV cameras didn’t capture them clearly

  • Mumbai college students learn stealing bikes by watching YouTube videos
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Thanks to YouTube videos, two college students allegedly stole 10 scooters from northern suburbs. The duo were arrested from Malad.

According to the police, the duo, Avinash Kashid (22), a Charkop resident, and Rupesh Ghadshi (21), a Malad resident, used to refer to online videos on unlocking a scooter after losing its keys. They used to function in the wee hours to ensure nobody saw them and the CCTV cameras didn’t capture them clearly.

After stealing bikes, they used to park the vehicles in secluded areas for a few days, after which they used to sell them. According to a police official, the duo sold at least five bikes, telling buyers that they would provide the documents soon. 

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On Tuesday police initially arrested Kashid who then led the police to Ghadshi who was arrested on Wednesday.

George Fernandes, Senior Police Inspector at Malad police station said that they have recovered nine scooters so far. He added that six of them were stolen from Malad, while one each from Kandivli, Charkop, and Borivli police station. The duo has been booked under section 379 of the IPC and is currently in police custody.

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