The Amritsar police on Thursday arrested a Jalandhar-based man for allegedly snatching a Toyota Fortuner at the busy district shopping complex from a local resident in the city on Monday.
The police have also recovered the sports utility vehicle (SUV).
The accused, identified as Karanbir Singh who is in his early twenties, hails from Dhaliwal Kadian village in Lambran of Jalandhar district.
Giving details, Amritsar police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh said, “After the incident created panic among the residents, we had formed special teams to nab the carjacker immediately. The police got a tip-off today and he was rounded up at the Manawala toll plaza.”
“During the preliminary questioning, Karanbir claimed that he snatched the car under the influence of liquor and was not a habitual criminal,” the police commissioner said responding to a question.
“We are investigating the case in detail and also working on various angles,” the police commissioner said.
On Monday, Armaan, son of a leading hotelier in the city, was robbed of his Toyota Fortuner by an unidentified person at about 8 pm. The carjacker injured Armaan in the neck with a knife.
Aulakh had visited the spot and pulled up the police teams in the area. He also promised that patrolling would be intensified in area.