Car theft, snatching: Canada-returned youth among 2 held

Chandigarh, November 22

Two persons, including a youth who recently returned from Canada, have been arrested by the UT police for allegedly stealing a Hyundai Venue from a parking lot in Sector 22 and later using the car in a snatching incident.

Complainant Sunny Abrol of Kharar had reported that he had parked his car in front of Hotel Aquamarine on November 13 and he handed over the car keys to the security guard. The guard kept the key in a box. Later, when the complainant asked for the keys, the guard found it missing.

On checking, it was found that the car, containing a laptop, a hard drive, documents and other valuables, was stolen. The police were informed, who registered a case at the Sector 17 police station. The police said on November 18, the suspect, identified as Nirmal Singh (27), a native of Faridkot, was arrested and the stolen car recovered from his possession. Inspector Om Parkash, SHO of the Sector 17 police station, said since it was a valet parking in the hotel, the keys of the cars were lying in a box. “Nirmal managed to pick the keys and stole the car”, he said.