Two teenagers who ran away from a juvenile home are caught with 2 stolen bicycles | Bangalore News
Cops recovered two of the three motorcycles they had stolen from their home within eight hours of their getaway.
A minor had previously been arrested for stealing a mobile phone and another was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (Pocso) Act. Police are looking for five other people who had fled the house with the two boys.
According to the complaint filed by homeguard Pratap G, the seven minors assaulted him around 7 p.m. on January 25. In all, there were 17 minors in the observation center and Pratap had come as the second shift from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“I was watching the seven boys walking through the halls of the observation house. After a while, I ordered them to return to their respective rooms. Suddenly, two of them hit me on the head with a weighing stone they had taken from the storeroom. Before I could resist, others grabbed my hand and snatched the keys to the main door. First five of them ran away and two boys, who were holding me down, pushed me aside and they too got away,” Pratap’s statement to Devanahalli police read.
Further investigation revealed that the miners, after splitting into different groups, ran in different directions.
The two, who are now being held, told cops they boarded a private bus heading for Doddaballapur. One of them had some cash on him and he bought the tickets. “After getting off at Doddaballapur, both had dinner at a hotel and returned to the KSRTC bus station. After spending some time, they wandered down residential alleys and stole two bicycles parked in front of houses,” the sources said.
By bicycle, the two men reached Dobbespet near Tumakuru, about 50 km from Doddaballapur. “At that time a motorbike developed a hitch and came to a halt. Then the two stole another bike and reached Bengaluru in the late afternoon. Since then they have been living with a friend near BTM Layout,” sources said.
Meanwhile, cops visited the homes of the seven minors and found that the two had begun contacting their family members. “We arrested them on Tuesday when they came to meet their families. Two bicycles were seized but the one that was abandoned in Dobbespet must be recovered,” police sources said.