A businessman was robbed of Rs 7 lakh and his iPad on way to his factory in Phase-2 area of Noida from Delhi on Thursday morning.
The victim Rakesh Jain, 62, is a director of Ambit Switchgear, which manufactures electrical panels. The police said that the incident took place at 10.30am near A-block of Noida Phase 2.
Jain was in the rear seat when two men in early 20s alerted his driver to the rear tyre. Jain’s driver, on checking, found the rear tyre on the right side punctured.
The car was parked along the road, after which Jain and his driver got down to replace the punctured tyre. Jain told the police that he was talking to his driver when the two men who had alerted them returned and made away with the bag containing Rs7 lakh and an iPad.
“The car was centrally locked but they opened it within no time and made away with the bag. They neither broke the windowpane nor damaged it from anywhere. By the time I realised they were pushing the window, they had already gotten hold of the bag,” Jain had stated in his complaint.
Jain said he made a call to the police control room, after which circle officer Sandeep Singh and a police team from the Phase-2 police station reached the spot and recorded the victim’s statement.
Rashid Ali, the station house officer of Phase-2 police station, said, “Based on the complaint, we have registered a case. The modus operandi suggests they were from the ‘thak thak’ gang. We are investigating the matter and are hopeful of arresting the accused at the earliest.”
Jain said he was carrying the cash from his office in Lajpat Nagar to make payments. He said that these people may have been following him and had planned accordingly. “From Delhi, I went to Sector 110 for work, which is where I think they started following me. The bag contained cash, iPad and important business documents. It will take me more time to recollect other items I had kept in the bag,” Jain said.