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Gurugram’s streets are shiny but not very safe: Auto thefts, chain snatching on the rise

Vehicle thieves and snatchers target Gurugram residents, endangering their lives and property.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 02, 2018 11:47 IST
Leena Dhankar
Leena Dhankar
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
Gurugram,Gurgaon,Crime in Gurugram
(Malay Karmakar/HT Graphic)

Gurugram has many things going for it as a city – a BPO culture driven by MNCs, high-rise residential complexes, and leisure hubs and cultural spaces. However, crimes such as thieving and snatching have endangered Gurugram residents and their properties.

Here’s a look:

Hide cell phone, with a week-long battery life, under the bike seat
Check the phone before leaving vehicle unattended
Install a loud car alarm, use steering and gear locks
Paint the registration number on the sides of the vehicle to prevent gangs from changing the number plate
Be alert while walking on desolate stretches
Do not wear flashy jewellery
Do not engage in conversation with unknown people

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 11:47 IST