Alarming hike in bike thefts in Gurgaon
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Alarming hike in bike thefts in Gurgaon

Police say often the stolen bikes and two-wheelers are used for chain-snatching and could land the original owner in trouble. In January itself, Gurgaon reported thefts of 296 two-wheelers.

Alarming hike in bike thefts in Gurgaon

Sixteen cases of motor cycle theft have been reported within the past 48 hours across the city on Sunday. Gurgaon has the highest number of vehicle theft cases in the NCR.

The thefts took places in Sector 37, Sector 46, Sector 47, Sector 56, DLF Phase III  and Sohna. Two cases from Sector 14 were registered on Sunday, after few students reported that their motorbikes were stolen from outside the main park early in the morning when they went for a walk.

Police is investigating the cases and checking CCTV footage for clues. A police official engaged in investigations told City Spidey that the stolen vehicles were taken to Mewat, some 60 km from here.

“There is a steep increase in the number of thefts in the city. The stolen bikes are generally used for chain/bag snatching cases in the city. They are often carrying fake registration number plates. We have recently recovered two dozen motorbikes stolen from Gurgaon,” said DCP crime Sumit Kuhar.

A case was registered at Sadar Police Station Gurgaon where the bike of the complainant was stolen on Sunday morning.

“Around 1130am, the complainant went to a mall on Sohna road and returned in half an hour, but could not find his newly purchased bike,” said Inspector Vijay Kumar, SHO Sadar.

Motorcycle thefts have become very common in Gurgaon in the past few months.

According to the police, they recovered 93 two -wheelers that were stolen from residents and commuters in Gurgaon since 2012. The recoveries were made from Assam, UP, Bihar, MP and West Bengal. Of these, 16 were recovered in Sitamarhi, Bihar.

Six vehicles are stolen every day in Gurgaon on an average. In January itself, the Gurgaon police registered more than 296 cases of vehicle theft.