Gang stealing cars busted

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Gang stealing cars busted

Friday, 01 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Thieves have also upgraded themselves with new technologies to steal vehicles in the national Capital. With the arrest of three thieves, West district Delhi Police have busted a gang who allegedly used to rob hi-tech cars by freezing the GPRS mechanism and deactivating the inbuilt remote security system of the vehicles.

Police have also recovered hi-tech GPRS frequency Jammer, device for manufacturing of new magnetic key of vehicles, high power magnet to open the door lock of vehicles from outside, air pressure pouch used to bend the door glass and take it out from sliding rolls, laptops, screw drivers, crew bar and lots of other equipments from the possession of the accused.

The accused have been identified as Deepak (26), Ankit (28) both residents of village Maura in district Narnaund of Haryana and Rinku (27) residents of village Mahra, in Gohana, Haryana.

According to Monika Bhardawaj, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), West district, specific inputs were received regarding the thieves following which a trap was laid near the Fortuner car stolen by thieves.

“For about 15 hours, the police team kept a watch without blinking their eyes. A Wagon-R Ola Cab came and stopped near the stolen Fortuner car. A person pretending to be a passenger and well-dressed, got down from Ola Cab and opened the door of the Fortuner car following which police team apprehended the man. The police also apprehended Ola driver sitting. On their instance third accused was apprehended by the police,” said the DCP.

“During interrogation, the accused disclosed that they have learnt the mechanical and electrical functioning of doors, ignition switch, GPRS, inbuilt electric security system at a workshop at Ahmedanad Gujarat. After that, they purchased the above mentioned gadgets and equipments from market,” said the DCP.

“Accused persons further disclosed that they have developed so much expertise that with the help of laptop and other gadgets they can remotely hack and jam the inbuilt electric security system/siren of the vehicle while sitting in the other vehicle parked within a radius of 20 metres of the targeted vehicle. They can open the door lock and manufacture the new magnetic key within minutes,” said the DCP.

“The accused have confessed that in the recent months, they have stolen more than 25 SUV vehicles from the areas of West, Outer and North-West districts of Delhi.  

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