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Gurgaon: Eleven motorcycles stolen in last 24 hours

Police said bike thefts cases have spiked in Gurgaon in recent times and ten vehicles are lifted in the city every day, on an average

gurgaon Updated: Jun 24, 2017 23:12 IST
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The vehicle thefts took place in sectors 37, 46, 47, 56, New Colony, DLF Phase-3, Shanti Nagar and Sohna.(HT PHOTO)

Eleven cases of motorcycle theft were reported in the last 24 hours across the city. The vehicle thefts took place in sectors 37, 46, 47, 56, New Colony, DLF Phase-3, Shanti Nagar and Sohna.

All cases have been registered under section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code.

“There is an increase in the number of thefts in the city, especially during the daytime when people are indoors,” claimed Dharmender Singh, head constable, Sector 46.

One of the cases was registered at Sadar police station on Thursday morning. “The complainant went inside the building of Thisara Group and when he returned after 15 minutes, he couldn’t find his motorcycle. The theft took place around 11.30am,” said Manoj Kumar, investigation officer.

Motorcycle thefts have become common in Gurgaon in recent months. Ten vehicles are stolen every day in Gurgaon on an average, police said.

In the last two days, two cases of motorcycle thefts were reported from Sector 14. A Hero Deluxe motorcycle was stolen from Sector 46 , a Hero Splendor Plus was stolen from Sadar Bazar, and a Bajaj CT Deluxe was stolen from Sector 56. Police said a Hero HF Delux and a Hero Splendor were stolen from Sector 37 and a SPL Plus from Sohna Road.

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Sources in the police department said most of the stolen vehicles are taken to two to three villages in Mewat, where the vehicles are sold as parts. In some cases, the motorcycles are sold for a few thousands to customers who use it in rural areas where there is little monitoring by police.

In some cases, the engines are taken out and used as water pumps by farmers, police said.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 23:12 IST