The 18-year-old son of a businessman was arrested on Shakespeare Sarani on Tuesday night on charges of stealing a motorcycle. Policemen patrolling the area chased the teenager and caught him with the two-wheeler.
The youth, a Class X dropout, was trying to steal the vehicle parked on Shakespeare Sarani. “He tried to force open the lock. The police patrol spotted him when several attempts to start the motorcycle failed,” said a Shakespeare Sarani policeman.
As the patrol neared him, the teenager fled. “We caught up with him and out of fear, he confessed to his crime,” the official added. The police are trying to find out whether he was stealing the bike on his own or was instructed by someone else.