Gurgaon sounds alert against carjacker gang
The Gurgaon Police have cautioned residents of a motorcycle-borne gang of car snatchers prowling in the city, reports Sanjeev K Ahuja.india Updated: Jun 26, 2008 23:31 IST
The Gurgaon Police have cautioned residents of a motorcycle-borne gang of car snatchers prowling in the city.
Police said the gang snatches cars at gunpoint. The gang had snatched a car from an MNC executive right outside his house in Palam Vihar on Wednesday, struck again on Thursday when a Tata Sumo attached to a BPO was snatched from its driver, again in Palam Vihar. Both the incidents were executed at gunpoint by the members of the same gang, the police said.
In Thursday’s incident, the gang attacked when the driver of a Tata Sumo was looking for the house of a BPO executive to ferry him to his office.
“The driver reached the roundabout to ask for the address when three youths on a motorcycle approached him. Two of the youths got down from the bike, while the third one sped away. One of the youths dragged the driver out of the car at gunpoint and snatched the keys and fled with the vehicle,” the SHO of Palam Vihar police station Jitesh Malhotra said. Police are claiming that the same gang also conducted Wednesday’s incident of car snatching.
“On Wednesday, the driver was washing the car outside the house of an MNC executive when three youths on a motorcycle stopped near the car. In a similar way as in Thursday's incident, two of the youths got down from the bike, while the third one sped away. Then one of the youths started asking the driver about an address. Then one of them took out his revolver and snatched the car keys. The duo sped away with the vehicle,” the SHO said.
When asked why is the gang targeting only Palam Vihar, the SHO said that since the colony shares its border with Delhi, it provides the carjackers an easy escape route. The gang committed crime in Palam Vihar and sneaked into Delhi using multiple routes, he added.