Islamabad: Car stealers outwit vigilant police
ISLAMABAD: As reported by the Dawn News on Wednesday, car thieves lost a stolen Toyota Corolla car to the city’s extra vigilant police early Tuesday – but only after gaining two smaller cars in its place.
Dawn has learnt that the Toyota was stolen from G-10 some two hours after the police activated a ‘general hold up’ at midnight Monday-Tuesday at the city’s entry and exit points, specifically to catch car thieves. Alerted about the missing Toyota, the police went on a hunt. After an hour’s hectic search the police found the car abandoned in the parking lot of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims).
Police’s jubilation at preventing the thieves from taking the stolen Toyota out of the city, however, proved short-lived. After the ‘hold up’ was lifted at 4am, it dawned that two smaller cars had been lifted from the very same parking lot in the meantime.
Sources in the police suspect that inside information fed to the Toyota thieves helped them avoid police hunters and random checkpoints, abandon the Toyota in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences’ vast parking lot and steal a Suzuki Mehran and a Suzuki van from the same place.
They might have driven out of the city after the police lifted its “general hold up” and cordon of Golra and Tarnol, the two suburbs of Islamabad where stolen cars are believed to be kept overnight for a safe exit during day rush hours. A pistol found in the Toyota car showed that the car thieves were armed, police sources said.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.