Noida’s ‘Tappebaaz’ gang’s role suspected in robberies
The ‘Tappebaaz gang’, which makes away with bags from cars by duping drivers into stopping their vehicle on the pretext of an oil leak, struck in two instances on Friday and Saturday.noida Updated: Mar 26, 2017 22:36 IST
The ‘Tappebaaz gang’, which makes away with bags from cars by duping drivers into stopping their vehicle on the pretext of an oil leak, struck in two instances on Friday and Saturday.
Two persons were robbed off Rs50,000 and a laptop, in Sector 62 and near the Golf Course intersection, respectively, by persons using the same modus operandi. The victims were a senior vice-president of Kotak Mahindra Bank and a realtor.
A police official said that five incidents, in which the same modus operandi was employed, have taken place in the last fortnight in areas under three police stations.
On Friday, around 11.45 am, two men on a bike allegedly stopped Divakar Gupta, a Faridabad resident and a senior vice-president of Kotak Mahindra Bank, on way to his bank branch in Sector 63.
“Near the Golf Course intersection, they signalled towards the front side of my car. I stopped the car and got down to check. One of them took my leather bag from the car, which contained a laptop and my clothes. I called the police control room and it took the police half an hour to reach the spot. A case was later registered at the Sector 39 police station,” Gupta said.
“The gang is popularly known as ‘Tappebaaz gang’ and its members are from different areas of Delhi such as Madangir and Trilok Puri. We had earlier arrested many people from this gang. Now, they are active again and we are working to arrest them. They have been active for the last three weeks in Noida,” Amarnath Yadav, station house officer of Sector 39 police station, said.
In the second incident, on Saturday, a Lakshmi Nagar-based real estate developer Gulshan Kumar, who owns an office in Sector 62, was travelling in his XUV car from NH-24 with a friend, when two bike persons on a bike allegedly made away with a bag in his car.
Kumar told the police that the duo had passed them near the Sector 62 police post and signalled to the driver that oil was leaking from the car. Kumar told his driver to stop the car, while his friend, sitting in the rear seat, got down to check the leak.
In the meantime, two other persons came from behind and fled with the bag that was on the rear seat. The incident took place on Saturday noon. A case was registered at the Sector 58 police station.
“I was inside the car and my friend was checking the leak. Suddenly, one of the youths, aged 21-22, opened the door and took the bag. I got down from the car but they made away on a bike. I raised an alarm but it was of no use,” Kumar said. The four youths were on two bikes and seemed to be a part of the same gang, he added.
He said that the bag contained Rs50,000, some documents, credit cards and four chequebooks.