Yet another incident of carjacking was reported from Gurgaon on Monday.
Two armed youths reportedly snatched the keys of a Scorpio (HR 26 AH 8100) that was parked in DLF Cyber City from its driver and drove away with the driver still inside.
The incident occurred at 11.15 pm when hundreds of other vehicles were parked in the area. The SUV belongs to a businessman who lives in Sushant Lok, Phase I.
Ashok Kumar, station head officer of DLF City police station said driver Rajeshwar Mandal was sitting in the vehicle and the owner, Vikram Veer, had gone to a restaurant at Infinity Towers.
“Two youths armed with pistols entered into an altercation with the driver saying he had hit their car. The youths then pushed the driver inside and drove the car away,” Kumar said.
The robbers snatched Mandal’s mobile phone and other belongings and stripped him before dumping him near Palam Vihar.
Police had issued warning
In June this year, the Gurgaon police had issued a word of caution to people driving their cars at odd hours. It had cautioned a motorcycle-borne gang of carjackers was on the prowl in Gurgaon and was snatching cars at gunpoint.
In August also, Gurgaon police commissioner Mohinder Lal had said a gang professional auto-lifters from neighbouring towns as well as from Bihar and West Bengal were active in Gurgaon.
As many as 1,100 auto theft cases have been reported till date in Gurgaon as against 950 cases in the corresponding period last year.