2 vehicle thieves held for stealing 21 cars

At least 21 stolen cars worth Rs 2 crore were recovered after the arrest of two vehicle thieves, who have the same first names.

Police said that 13 out of 21 stolen vehicles are Honda City cars. One of the accused, Ravi Tegi, was caught during routine picket checking on Najafgarh Road in south-west Delhi. Police said Tegi had no vehicle documents. His associate Ravi was caught later. 

“One of the policemen immediately used the facility of auto match and found the vehicle to be stolen from an area under Bharat Nagar police station,” a senior police officer said. The official said that many vehicle thefts were being reported from the area. 


Police said that Tegi used to work as a driver on daily wage until his employer terminated his service. 

“After stealing the car, he used to drive with his girlfriends till the fuel got exhausted,” police said.

Tegi has four FIRs registered against him, police said in a statement. 

He used to sell some of the car accessories such as stepney, battery and stereo to meet his personal expenses, police said. His associate Ravi, who works as a driver, started stealing cars in different parts of west Delhi only recently.

“It came to notice that Ravi used to steal two-three cars in a single day and park them at secluded places such as Naraina Flyover, Punjabi Bagh, Paschim Vihar, Patel Nagar and Khyal. He used to target old Honda City cars as it was easy for him to steal with old keys,” a senior police officer said.

Ravi committed all the thefts in a span of two months, police said.

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