Police said vehicles targeted are new, considering the re-sale value of the tyres and alloys in the second-hand market. A normal jack and bricks are used to uplift four-wheelers.
“As parking spaces are shirking the residents are forced to park vehicles wherever they find space thus compromising with the security of the vehicle. The police are carrying out night patrolling. The residents need to install CCTV cameras and localities need to hire watchmen who can keep surveillance,” added Eish Singhal, SSP Chandigarh.
Reasons behind Car Wheels Steal
- Shrinking car parking space makes cars to be parked on roads.
- No anti-theft protection to wheels. The miscreants just need a box spanner to unscrew and remove them.
- High demand of wheels of high-end cars in the second-hand market that is fuelling the wheel thefts in the city and places around like Burail, Zirakpur, Panchkula and Kharar.
April 6 – A resident of Sector-45 Sushil Mehta reported all 4 tyres of his Swift vehicle stolen.
April 3 – Arun Kumar Verma, resident of Sector 46, Chandigarh reported the theft of all four tyres of his Grand i-10 car.
March 29 – All wheels of a Toyota Fortuner, parked in Sector 33, were stolen.
Don’t make your car tyres or accessories an easy steal. Pay heed to the advisory!
Source: Hindustan Times
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