A Hyundai Creta and a Toyota Fortuner were snatched at gunpoint in two separate incidents on Sunday in Gurgaon. In a third incident, a Honda City was stolen.
In the first case, four armed men on Sunday allegedly robbed a man of his Hyundai Creta in Udyog Vihar when the victim was travelling to Delhi. According to his complaint, he was made to travel to Palam Vihar in his car at gunpoint and was dumped there while the assailants drove away with his vehicle. No arrests have been made so far.
Police said that victim Rohan, a Sonepat resident, is a student at a coaching institute in New Delhi. He was returning from his friend’s place in Palam Vihar when four armed men stopped him at around 4:30am and forcibly entered into the car.
According to the police, Rohan was alone at that time and did not raise the alarm as the men had pointed a gun at him, police said. The men snatched his car keys and pushed him to the back seat, police added. In his complaint, Rohan said he was forced to travel with the men till Palam Vihar where they let him go.
A case has been registered at Udyog Vihar police station under sections 379b (theft) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“We are trying to get CCTV footage. The investigation is still on and we will track the gang,” said assistant sub-inspector Dev Charan of Udyog Vihar police station.
In the second incident, three armed men took away a Toyota Fortuner that belonged to a Ghaziabad businessman, outside Ambience Mall on Sunday.
Ghaziabad resident Pintu, the businessman Shailen Jain’s driver, told the police that the white SUV was parked outside the mall that Jain had gone to. In his complaint, Pintu said he was waiting for Jain outside the mall when three armed men approached him. One of them pointed a gun at his stomach while the other held him and snatched the car keys. He tried to shout, but the men threatened to shoot him and fled from the spot, the complaint added.
Police registered a case at DLF Phase 2 police station under sections 25 and 54 of the Arms Act and section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
A Honda City was also stolen in South City 1 on Sunday by three men who broke into the owner’s house, police said.
House owner Rattan Singh was away when three undefined men allegedly broke into his house, took his car keys and fled with the car. Police registered a case at the Sector 40 police station under sections 320 (grievous hurt) and 454 (house breaking in order to commit offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).