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Clifton police arrest ‘youngest ever’ bike lifters in Karachi

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KARACHI: Clifton police claimed to have arrested ‘youngest ever’ motorcycle lifters during a raid conducted in Karachi, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Police nabbed Shahid and Suleiman aged only 10 years who were said to be the youngest ever motorcycle lifters caught by the law enforcers, said Superintendent Police Clifton.

SP Clifton Shahai Aziz said that a mechanic was also arrested after being spotted by the arrested lifters. “The kids are specialised in stealing motorcycles,” she added.

She said that the duo stole up to six motorcycles and they were arrested with help of CCTV footage. Three motorcycles were recovered.

“The stolen bikes were sold out to a mechanic, Saddam,” Aziz added.

Youngest ever motorcycle lifters Karachi

“King of motorcycle thieves”

On October 16 last year, Karachi police had arrested a 60-year-old man for stealing more than 100 motorcycles from different areas of the city.

The 60-year-old was arrested by Ferozabad police and at least 22 motorcycles were recovered from his custody.

SHO Ferozabad told ARY News that the suspect was arrested seven times before today by police in different areas of Karachi and police has all sorts of evidence against him including videos and First Information Reports (FIRs).

The police officer maintained that the suspect used to steal motorcycles from different areas of the city including shopping hubs like Tariq Road and used to sell them at between Rs8, 000 to Rs6, 000.

The man being dubbed the “king of motorcycle thieves” is said to have stolen and sold more than 100 motorcycles.

The suspect worked alone.

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