Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)
The KR Puram police on Monday arrested a gang of three including two juveniles and recovered 17 motorcycles worth Rs.9 lakh from them.
The accused Shashank,20 from KR Puram and two of his associates used to move around the residential areas to steal bikes parked in front of the houses .
The accused would sell the stolen bikes to throwaway prices and spend the money on vices.
Based on a series of bike theft complaints, the police stepped up patrolling and track down the accused .
The accused had watched the clips on social media on how to steal bikes,a senior officer said.