Published On : Sat, Aug 14th, 2021

Breaking into cars: Cops on their toes to curb menace, accused in 4 cases have been nabbed, says DCP Vinita S

Miscreants steal Apple gadgets, Rs 7 lakh cash from two cars within an hour in Sitabuldi

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Nagpur: In two separate incidents, some miscreants stole electronics of Apple Company, vital documents and cash worth over Rs 7 lakh by breaking into two cars on Friday. The incidents of theft were reported in the span of one hour under Sitabuldi Police Station. It is pertinent to mention that this was 7th such incident in the last 10 days. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 2, Vinita S, said that cops have already made a breakthrough in four incidents of car thefts.

In first incident, complainant Aditya Shailendra Agrawal (22), a resident of Flat No. 28, Kesar Building, Jalram Nagar had parked his Maruti Swift Dzire (MH/49/BB/8289) near Shrimohini Complex and had gone to UTI Office on Friday between 11.40am and 12.20 pm. In the meantime, some miscreants reportedly smashed the rear window of his car and decamped with Macbook, iPad and iPhone collectively of Rs 1.30 lakh kept on the rear seats.

Barely half hour after this incident, a group of thieves decamped with cash Rs 7 lakh, vital documents and a laptop from a car by deceiving the driver at Lokmat Square.

According to sources, complainant Deendayal Rahangdale, who works as a driver for Vasudev Jhamnani had taken the latter to see a doctor at Lokmat Square. While Jhamnani went to see the doctor, complainant Rahangdale was in the car. During the same, a youth approached Deendayal saying that his money had fallen on the ground. As Rahangdale got down to look for the money, one miscreant took cash and laptop from the other side of the car and fled the spot.

Meanwhile, Rahangdale took the note lying on the ground, unknowing of the theft. It is only after Jhamnani came back, the theft came to fore. Following which a complaint was lodged with Sitabuldi Police.

When Nagpur Today took issue to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 2, Vinita S, she informed that, cops have already made a breakthrough in four incidents of car thefts. The accused have been apprehended and investigation is underway. Cops are on their toes to curb the rising menace of breaking into cars and stealing, the DCP assured.