Man caught for auto thefts

Man caught for auto thefts

Satellite police caught a man for 11 autorickshaw thefts. He was caught on the basis of CCTV footage procured by police. Following a tip-off, the cops caught Suresh Thakor from Iscon crossroads on Friday. Thakor, 25, a resident of Thaltej, had stolen an auto from Gopal Aawas in Satellite on October 18 when he was caught on a CCTV camera in the act.

Thakor was using the same auto when he was caught for ferrying passengers. “What made the case interesting was Thakor’s unique modus operandi. He always used to pose as a passenger and hire an auto. After reaching a specific point, he would make excuse such as forgetting money or meeting somebody for a few minutes and disappear from the scene. While the auto driver would wait somewhere else as instructed by him, he would come back through another route and drive off with the auto,” said an investigator.

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