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Car robbers arrested using GPS within 20 hours, vehicle recovered

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Two men were arrested with the help of technology, 20 hours after they allegedly stole a car parked in front of a hotel near the Railway Station, the police said today.

The accused, identified as Balwinder Singh (20) and (21), are residents of Malviya Nagar, of said.

The stolen car and a motorcycle was recovered from them, the police said.

On July 6, a complaint was filed by a person called Ajay Arya, a car driver, that his white car was stolen on July 5 from in front of the Rajdoot Hotel, where it was parked, Biswal said.

With the help of the installed in the car, the police tracked the its location. The car was found parked abandoned in front of the Nathu Sweets in Ghaziabad's Khoda colony in Makanpur, he said.

A trap was laid, and after 20 hours of constant watch, one of the accused, Balwinder Singh, came and opened the gate of the vehicle to drive it away. It was then that the police nabbed him, the added.

Later, Singh's accomplice was also arrested from south west Delhi's Mahipalpur, he said.

During interrogation, the two accused revealed that they were neighbours and in order to earn quick money and lead a lavish life, they began stealing vehicles and selling them in Uttar Pradesh, the police said.

The accused said they conducted recce in late evening hours and targeted the car parked. They knew if they kept the car with them, police could nab them. So, after stealing the car, they parked it outside Nathu Sweets in Khada Colony, Ghaziabad, and returned home in a cab.

Next day, when the accused went to take the car to sell it to a contact in Uttar Pradesh, the accused arrested, he added.

Both Singh and Raghav have been previously involved in cases of motorcycle thefts.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 19:55 IST