Robbers now target ancillary items of luxury cars in Ggn
Gurugram: Incidents of vehicles being stolen has continued to rise with each year passing by. In an official estimate, there are eleven vehicles that are stolen daily on an average. Robbers, however, have now employed a different strategy. Taking into cognisance the fact that more risks are involved in stealing vehicles, they now are rampantly targetting the ancillary items mostly of luxury embedded rides .
The items include mirrors, stereos to even tyers. Hundred such cases are reported on monthly basis in police stations. The modus operandi of robbers in these cases is to steal such items in bulk and then sell it off to car dealer at a good profit margin. Among the luxury cars that are targetted includes Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Volvo. Sources from police indicate that unlike a vehicle which the robbers find hard to sell, the ancillary items can be sold off easily as it has a higher demand in the market.
Significantly, 60 per cent of these stolen automobiles is not recovered by the District police. One of the major reasons for such a low rate of recovery is that these crimes are committed from gangs hailing from Mewat and outside states like Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. "Most of the burglars that have been caught by our team belong to Mewat. However, there have also been gangs from Rajasthan and Delhi who indulge in such thefts. Unlike times when vehicle thefts used to be carried out by two or three skilled robbers, now there are groups of at least five to ten robbers who induldge in such crimes," said a senior police official from Gurugram.
According to police, there is a lot of planning that goes into automobile thefts that thieves incorporate in their implementation. Based on the planning and information they gather and choose the place, time and even victims on who more or less are gonna be robbed of their items.