EIGHT VEHICLES STOLEN FROM CITY IN THREE DAYS
NAVI MUMBAI: The city of Navi Mumbai seems to have turned into a safe haven for the vehicle thieves. As many as eight vehicles were stolen in the past three days.
In t he f i rst i ncident on Wednesday, a two-wheeler was stolen near Sanpada railway station. The owner of the vehicle informed the police within a few hours of the incident, but the police have no clue about the thieves so far.
The Kharghar police registered a similar case after some unidentified people stole a trailer worth Rs 7 lakh which was parked on road on the same day. Three other vehicle thefts cases were reported to Taloja, Kalamboli and Rabale police on Wednesday and Thursday.
Kharghar police registered two cases and NRI police registered one case till Friday evening. None of the cases have been solved till now.
According to police sources, as many as 594 vehicles were stolen from the satellite city last year.
The police managed to recover only 142 of them which is a mere 24% of the total stolen vehicles.
The police suspect the culprits take the stolen vehicles out of Mumbai and sell there. However, they do not have any convincing replies when asked the reasons behind the low detection of such cases.
“Several housing societies in the city do not have parking lot within their compound. Therefore, the residents have no option but to park their cars on the roads. Thus the thieves find it easy to steal their cars. We are doing our best to detect such crimes,” a crime branch official said.
Dilip Sawant, deputy commissioner of police (crime) was unavailable for comment.