Man offers help to park, flees with car
A 65-year-old Singapore national became the latest victim of car-jackers in Gurgaon on Monday afternoon, police said.
The incident happened when the woman, Swee Keuw Yap Rahman, was parking her Maruti Wagon-R car in Palam Vihar.
According to the police, as she was trying to maneuver her car, an unknown man came to her and offered to help. Rahman said he looked like a parking assistant.
As soon as the woman gave her car keys, the accused took control of the steering wheels and sped away within seconds.
The victim is a retired professor from Delhi University.
The incident took place at 2pm in the Vyapar Kendra market where she had to visit a private bank, police said.
"As I drove to the market and was trying to find a spot to park, a man came forward posing as the parking attendant and asked me not to park my car on the road side. He offered to park my car in the parking lot but I refused. Before she could react, the man snatched her keys saying he will park the vehicle at another parking lot and fled with the car," Rahman said.
Rahman is a resident of New Palam Vihar. She stays there with her husband who is also a retired Delhi University professor.
"The victim lodged a complaint on Monday evening. We have registered the case and are conducting a probe to identify him," said investigating officer Pawan Kumar of Palam Vihar police station.