HYDERABAD: The thief who hit headlines for whisking away with a Harley Davidson bike on the pretext of test-ride, was caught by the police in Maharashtra. His images grabbed by CCTVs seem to have helped the police personnel to trace his identity. He was an employee with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) drawing a salary of Rs 65,000 per month. He hails from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. A team from the city police left for Maharashtra to bring the con-artist to the city.
The policemen who were on hot pursuit of the accused for two days, were trying to find if he belonged to any particular gang, and if he committed any such offence earlier. On Tuesday, Syed Taher took Harley’s Street-750 bike for test-ride from a showroom in Banjara Hills. However, he fled away with the bike while a employee of the showroom was waiting for him in the opposite lane. He withdrew some cash and made some purchases on Mumbai highway.
After police got to know that he was an ONGC employee who earns a handsome salary, they were curious to know the reason behind the heist.
“Using the CCTV images, we were able to know that he is from AP, and an employee of ONGC. We would question him for reasons behind the theft, and why did he flee to Maharashtra,” said a police official.