Bengaluru: Two graduates from Bengaluru who stole expensive motorcycles in order to buy drugs, have been tracked down.

The two graduates have been identified as Mohammed Ishaq (31) resident of Jayanagar, and Mohammed Nihal (26) from Tilaknagar in Bengaluru.

Ishaq is a cab driver. Nihal is a native of Bhadravati. He came to Bengaluru and started working as a chauffeur for a Congress politician four years ago.

Ishaq and Nihal slowly got into the habit of taking drugs. Both their earnings were not sufficient to sustain their drug addiction. The duo resorted to stealing two-wheelers to meet the requirements for their addiction.

The duo first robbed a Bajaj Pulsar from Jayanagar, 9th Block. They then used the stolen Bajaj Pulsar to steal other high-end motorcycles.

Two-wheeler thefts by the duo were also reported in Hulimavu, Byatarayanapura, Tilaknagar, Ashoknagar, Wilson Garden, Cubbon Park, Suddaguntepalya and Commercial Street police stations.

Royal Enfield and Bajaj Avenger were few of the brands of high-end motorcycles they stole using the Bajaj Pulsar. Desperate for their next fix, they sold the stolen bikes at a price as low as Rs 5,000 to purchase drugs.

CCTV footage showing Ishaq and Nihal stealing a Bajaj Avenger using the stolen Bajaj Pulsar helped the police track the duo down.

The police have seized 14 two-wheelers worth Rs 7 lakh that were allegedly stolen by Ishaq and Nihal.

Bengaluru Police commissioner T Suneel Kumar announced their arrest on Wednesday (May 8).