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GPS helps PCR recover stolen car within hours of theft in Noida

“We recovered the car in 1 hour and 23 minutes and handed it over to its owner,” he said.

noida Updated: Aug 13, 2017 22:11 IST
Vinit Koneru
Vinit Koneru
Hindustan Times
PCR,Noida news,NCR News
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The Police Response Vehicle (PRV) number 1854 won accolades by the Uttar Pradesh police and was tagged as “the PRV of the day” for its swift action in recovering a car within one hour and twenty-three minutes after the vehicle got stolen from Sector 49 in Noida. The stolen car was fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) device which helped the police in tracking the vehicle and recovering it in record time.

On Saturday morning, the GPS tracker started ticking and alerted Pankaj Sharma, the owner of the vehicle, about the vehicle’s movement. Sharma immediately called the driver of his taxi and enquired if he is driving the car for any assignment. The driver informed him that the car was missing from his residence.

Sharma soon dialled police helpline number 100 and informed about the theft of his Hyundai accent car and told the police control room that the vehicle is fitted with GPS which was indicating the location of thieves driving the vehicle.

Soon, the PRV, also known as PCR – 17, stationed at Hindon Vihar area, received a call from police control room informing about theft of the car from their vicinity in Noida Sector 49.

“We received a call from control room at 8 am informing about the theft in Hanuman Murti area in Hindon Vihar. We immediately started for the scene of offence and got in touch with the vehicle owner, who could provide us information on where the car was moving with the help of GPS tracker,” said Ram Manohar, the sub-commander of the PRV.

“We were told that the car is moving on Dadri main road towards Greater Noida. While we chased for the car on the Dadri main road, we were constantly in touch with Sharma, who provided time to time updates about the car’s whereabouts,” Manohar said.

After about an hour we were able to locate the car and continued chasing it on Dadri highway. The vehicle lifters came to know that they are being chased by us and made every possible attempt to escape with the car, but they failed. Ultimately the thieves deserted the car in forests near Barola and escaped, the cop said.

“We recovered the car in 1 hour and 23 minutes and handed it over to its owner,” he said. The cops were with a feeling of pride for the feat and accolades won from their department.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 22:11 IST