In two separate incidents, unidentified thieves broke the windowpanes of two different cars in the city and decamped with two briefcases containing Rs 15 lakh in cash on Thursday.
The first incident was reported from the New Delhi district, where unidentified miscreants stole a businessman's briefcase containing around Rs 5 lakh from his car parked near Ramakrishna Ashram Marg metro station.
The incident took place on Thursday afternoon, when the victim, Vinay Verma, 30, a resident of Noida Sector 20, had gone to buy furniture from Panchkuian Road furniture market.
Verma, in his complaint, told the police that he parked his Tata Indica car near Ramakrishna Ashram Marg metro station and after taking out Rs 28,000 from the briefcase, kept it on the car's rear seat.
"He claimed that he along with his driver Ashok Kumar then went shopping. When they returned, he was shocked to see the rear window broken and the briefcase missing," the police official said, adding that the briefcase also contained his passport and his wife's PAN card. A case of theft was registered at the Mandir Marg police station.
A similar incident took place in northwest Delhi's Tri Nagar area where miscreants stole a briefcase containing around Rs 10 lakh after breaking the rear windowpane of a businessman's Toyota Corolla car.
The incident took place on Thursday evening and a case was registered on a complaint lodged by the businessman's driver, Shankar.
Shankar, along with another employee Sunil, had gone to Tri Nagar in his employer Arun Kumar's Corolla car to collect money from a client.
"They kept around Rs 10 lakh in a briefcase on the rear seat of the car and left for Dilshad Garden. On the way, a rear tyre of the car was punctured and while they were changing the tyre, the miscreants broke the windowpane and fled with the cash," said a police officer.