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Battery gang on the prowl in Gurgaon

After laptop gangs, Gurgaon now has to deal with a ‘specialised inverter and batteries gang’ that has broken into 12 shops, loaded 1,200 batteries and 200 inverters worth over Rs 1 crore and sped away in the last two months.

delhi Updated: Feb 26, 2011 00:52 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

After laptop gangs, Gurgaon now has to deal with a ‘specialised inverter and batteries gang’ that has broken into 12 shops, loaded 1,200 batteries and 200 inverters worth over Rs 1 crore and sped away in the last two months.

The latest incident was reported on Shivam Batteries on Madan Puri Road where the gang struck Thursday and sped away with batteries worth R20 lakh. Earlier on Wednesday, two shops were broken into in the similar fashion.

According to police sources, the demand for the inverters and batteries goes up during summers and the thieves were targeting to meet the rising demand for the same.

About nine incidents of battery and inverter shop break-ins have already been reported this month.

This gang has been using a black Mahindra Scorpio SUV and its members are usually armed with no fear of the
police or law and order, aghast traders claim.