Udupi, Nov 9,2016 : Police have arrested a youth identified as Pradeep Rama Moily (29) hailing from Inna village near Padubidri on the charges of stealing motor bikes. Valuables worth Rs 2.83 lakhs including four motor bikes and two gold chains have been seized. Three other motor bikes stolen by Pradeep had been seized by the police earlier itself.
It has been gathered that Pradeep who was an expert in vehicle lifting, used to ride his bike to whichever place he wanted and eventually used to abandon the vehicle. He even used to visit jewellery shops in the guise of a customer and steal gold chains. The chains recovered from him were stolen from Lulu Jewellers of Padubidri and Kripa Jewellery of Shirva.
It is said his craze to lead a life of luxury was the reason behind the several thefts committed by him. Three of the bikes which he had stolen were found parked outside his wife’s parental home, and have been seized.
He even used to change registration numbers of stolen bikes. His arrest was possible after observing the CCTV footages of some jewellery shops.