In two separate incidents, unidentified persons allegedly broke into three different cars on Wednesday night and fled with three laptops, passports, ATM cards and cash worth over ₹6 lakh, the police said, adding that vehicles were parked outside malls on a service lane near MG Road at the time of the incidents.
According to police, the thieves allegedly smashed the rear windows of these cars on Wednesday night, and fled with the laptop bags kept on the front and rear seats of the vehicles. After the preliminary investigation, cases of theft were registered at the Sector 29 police station on Thursday, the police said.
One of the victims, Makoto Iwamoto of Hiroshima, told the police that he along with his colleagues had gone to have dinner at a Japanese restaurant in The Plaza Mall on MG Road, on Wednesday night. They had asked the drivers to park their two cars in the service lane and have dinner at a roadside eatery shop, said the police.
“The drivers had parked the cars on the service road opposite The Plaza Mall when unidentified men allegedly broke the glass windows and fled with the laptops. When the victim returned after an hour, they found the glass of the rear windows of both the cars broken. The bags, which contained their laptops, mobile phones, passports, and other important documents, were missing,” assistant commissioner of police (crime) Shamsher Singh said.
The victims were staying at a four-star hotel in Manesar and were on an official visit to Gurugram from Japan, said the police.
They alerted the police control room, following which a police control room van reached the spot and questioned a few people on the spot but got no clues.
In another incident, a 31-year-old fitness trainer’s car window was broken by unknown miscreants who fled with two bags kept on the rear and front windows of his car, which was parked opposite the Grand Mall on MG Road on Wednesday night.
“I had to make a payment in a store of the mall. I parked my car in the service lane, where many cars were already parked. I returned within 15 minutes and found my the left rear glass window broken. I was shocked as only my car was targeted among 15 other cars parked on the stretch,” said Chetan Jamwal, a resident of DLF Phase 4.
Jamwal had kept his laptop bag, which contained ₹68,000 cash, on the rear seat and his two mobile phones on the front seat of the car. The victim called police control room and informed them of the incident. A team from Sector 29 police reached the spot and took pictures of the car.
On April 1, unidentified persons broke into the car of a 35-year-old Japanese executive on NH -48 near Bilaspur and fled with a laptop, an iPhone, and documents, when the victim was having dinner and the car was parked near a roadside eatery.
They said they are conducting an investigation and have not got any leads in the case. However, they have not ruled out involvement of ‘Thak-Thak’ gang.