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Thieves hit century in 30 days, prefer vehicles

CHANDIGARH: The town has witnessed 100 thefts in just the primary 30 days of the 12 months.
Thieves showed a different liking towards vehicles, driving away 72 of them in areas under 16 police stations. The most collection of auto and different thefts had been registered at Sector 31 police station.

According to the police information, Sector 31 police had registered 17 cases and out of which 10 had been of motor vehicle thefts and the remainder of space thefts and burglaries.

Sector 17 police lodged 11 FIRs of auto thefts and two cases of other thefts, whilst Sector 36 police registered eight cases of car thefts and 3 of space thefts. Ten cases, together with 9 of auto thefts, had been registered on the Sector 34 police station. However, IT Park and Mauli Jagran police had registered one case every of auto and space robbery.

Interestingly, the utmost cases of thefts have been registered when the police had beefed up security and intensified exams at lodges, markets and colonies in the wake of Republic Day celebrations.

Vijay Pal, former DSP, mentioned as most cases of car thefts take place all through night hours, police will have to building up late night nakas. “Patrolling of PCR vehicles will have to be larger in night hours, especially in and round colonies and peripheries. Ground policing and beat system will have to also be strengthened,” he instructed.

Pawan Kumar, DSP, crime department, mentioned, they not too long ago busted a gang of auto lifters gang and recovered stolen vehicles from them. “Police have larger night patrolling and arrested several snatchers and auto lifters. We are striking up nakas elsewhere and at crime-prone areas to stay a tab on thieves. Incidents of snatching have come down and we are assured that we will stop the thefts too,” he mentioned.


January 23 | Sector 36 police arrested Gurvinder Singh, 34, who used to scouse borrow Enfield Bullet motorcycles from town. Police claimed to have recovered eight stolen bikes, together with seven Bullet motorcycles. Cops claimed his arrest had solved eight auto robbery cases registered at sectors 36 and 49 police stations

January 26 | Police arrested Pawan Hooda, 32, who used to return from New Delhi in his Skoda automotive to scouse borrow valuables from locked homes of Chandigarh. Police had claimed to solve 4 cases of burglaries with his arrest in the town.

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