Notorious puncture gang strikes again, cheats businessman of cash

The notorious puncture gang cheated a garments shop owner of Rs 90,000 after allegedly puncturing his running car on Tuesday night. The suspects have not been identified yet.

The incident took place on Pusa Road in central Delhi while the victim Sanjay Seth, 52, was returning from work to his home in Patel Nagar. Seth owns a garments shop in Karol Bagh.

He was accompanied by his son and uncle at the time of the crime. Just as the vehicle was passing by the Metro pillar number 128, his son who was behind the wheels felt that the car’s tyre had punctured.

The three got off the vehicle to take a look when the members of the puncture gang allegedly struck.

One of them suddenly appeared to be suffering from a fit and pretended to fall unconscious on the road.

The other gang members then stepped in as they pretended to revive him. Some of them tried to make the seemingly unconscious person smell shoes in a bid to bring him back to his senses.

This activity drew the attention of Seth and the two others seated in the car. All the three reached out to the fallen man to see if they could help in any way.

Moments later, the unconscious man stood on his feet and walked away, said police. Others gathered around him too left in quick time. It was only after the victims returned to their car after replacing the wheel that they realized that a briefcase containing Rs 90,000 in cash and other valuable documents had been stolen.

The three then approached the local police who registered a complaint and began investigations. Police said the circumstances point to the puncture gang.

The gang is notorious for sprinkling roads with sharp objects which puncture the tyres passing vehicles. Some members of the gang then divert the attention of the occupants of the vehicles while their associates make away with valuables lying inside.

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