The scene of the speeding car breaking through an iron gate barrier making a loud piercing sound is still haunting the residents and on-duty guards alike, who had an encounter with the carjackers.
The eyewitnesses have yet to recover from the shock they received on Wednesday afternoon when the thieves entered Sector-41, Noida to steal a car. The auto thieves were said to have succeeded in their earlier attempt at car theft in which they had made away with a Scorpio from the sector.
Buoyed by the success, the culprits came back to try their hands on another car, a Fortuner. However, this time, they could not go unnoticed.
As they broke the windowpane of the car, the sound of shattering glass alerted some residents of the sector, who alarmed on-duty security guards about the thieves in white Brezza. On getting this valuable tip-off, a group of residents and guards went on a lookout for them in the sector.
Meanwhile, they also informed all the guards in the area to be vigilant about the movement of the Brezza. The police were also intimated about the incident.
Eventually, the thieves were spotted near Millennium School, a private school in the sector. Seeing the residents advancing towards them, the thieves rushed towards the gate number 26 of the sector. Incidentally, a police party was already present outside the gate, as narrated by Anil Khanna, president of RWA, Sector 41, Noida.
He recounted how on being trapped from all directions by the residents, security guards and local police, the thieves put their cars into top gear and rammed into the iron doors installed at the gate in a Bollywood movie style, literally.
As the gate caved into the sudden onslaught, the rogues could be able to make good their escape with their booty, the stolen car.
Khanna said they were still confident of catching the thieves with the help of the police, who are witness to the whole incident enacted in the broad daylight, around 12:30 noon to be precise.
He also shared the car number DL SAB 4436 registered in Delhi. He demanded that the police should increase patrolling in the area as they were professional thieves who managed to flee even after being surrounded by all of us.