Residents of Sector 15, off the Gurgaon Expressway woke up to an unpleasant surprise on Sunday morning.
Windows of as many as 18 cars were found to be smashed and music systems, laptops and other valuables kept in the vehicles had also gone missing.
Eight of these cars were parked in a lane located behind the Civil Lines police station.
Residents claim the miscreants fled in a car when a resident raised an alarm.
Ironically, Sector 15 is widely known as a VVIP sector, many serving and retired IAS, IPS and Defence Services officers, lawyers and MLAs residing there. According to R S Raghav, president, Sector 15 RWA (Part-I),the incident happened between 2.30 and 3.30 am on Sunday.
Raghav said one of the residents woke up after hearing some noise and saw a Hyundai Accent car at about 3.30 am.
“As he raised an alarm, the car sped away,” Raghav said. Satish Gupta, a businessman said robbers made off with his music system and amplifier worth Rs. 20,000.
Another resident Pathan said he found his Maruti Swift broken into in the morning and his music system worth Rs. 25,000 recently missing.
Devender Singh, the station house officer (SHO) of Civil Lines police station said a gang of stereo-thieves was doing rounds in Gurgaon and this was a professional robbery.
“Patrolling in Sector 15, which is the VVIP locality of Gurgaon, remains very tight. Our patrols had made the last round at about 2.45 am but miscreants still struck. This is the only HUDA sector that does not have its own private security guards,” said Singh.