Residents of Sector 49, Noida, said the thief used the hustle-bustle of the Wednesday market inside the sector as a cover to steal the two-wheeler.
A motorcycle was stolen right from the front gate of a house in Sector 49, Noida, on April 26. The bike, a black Bajaj Pulsar 220, bearing the registration plate UP 16 BB 9432, belonged to Karan Sood, a resident of House No 93 in Block C of the sector. According to footage from a CCTV camera installed in the neighbourhood, the motorcycle was stolen around 9 pm. The entire theft was caught on camera.
In the footage, the thief, a middle-aged man, is first seen loitering around while speaking on his phone. Later, he is seen unlocking the two-wheeler with a key and riding away on it.
Sood, the owner of the bike, told City Spidey that he had parked the motorcycle in front of his residence around 3 pm but found it missing around 9.30 pm. Sood immediately informed the police and later lodged a written complaint at the Sector 49 police station the next morning.
Watch the bike theft here
Residents said the thief used the hustle-bustle of the Wednesday market inside the sector as a cover for stealing the two-wheeler.
Sunanda Sood, Karan's mother and a former member of the sector RWA, said the weekly market often served as the perfect cover for antisocial elements. “The absence of a functional RWA in the sector has added to the anarchy," she added.
Officials of the Sector 49 police station said a complaint had been lodged and that investigation was on. However, according to officials, no FIR has been lodged yet.