The accused Bhamre and Bhadane used to look for customers on Facebook and other social media platforms.
The accused used to snap all communications with the buyers once they receive the payment after selling the bikes.
The two accused targetted customers in other Maharashtra districts like Beed, Ahmednagar and Dhule to sell the stolen motorbikes. They looked for buyers on Facebook.
Pune: With the changing times, thieves have devised novel ways to get of stolen goods. In a fresh incident, two men stole expensive motorbikes and used social media to sell them at cheap prices.
The crime branch of Pimpri-Chinchwad Police has now arrested two men including a history-sheeter and his aide. The duo used to sell the stolen two-wheelers in other districts using social media.
According to a report in Indian Express, the two accused have been identified as 24-year-old Hemant Rajendra Bhadane, a resident of Nashik and 24-year-old Yogesh Sunil Bhamre, who hails from Dhule district.
Police said that their initial probe revealed that the accused Bhadane allegedly steal motorbikes from various areas including Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad.
After the theft, Bhadane was helped by Bhamre in selling the two-wheelers to residents of Beed, Dhule and Ahmednagar districts in Maharashtra.
The accused used to tell the prospective customers that the vehicles were seized by the finance companies for loan default. The accused also assured the buyers of providing them the original papers at a later stage but never fulfill their promise.
Police have recovered at least 14 motorbikes from the possession of the accused. These two-wheelers include 10 bullet motorcycles.
According to police, the accused Bhadane has an old criminal record and was booked in at least 37 criminal cases in Thane and Nashik alone.
The accused Bhamre and Bhadane used to look for customers on Facebook and other social media platforms. The accused used to snap all communications with the buyers once they receive the payment after selling the bikes.