Mumbai – the financial capital of India – is also on the verge of becoming the stolen car capital in India. To brisk that note in grave detail, an RTI field by a source has revealed most of the cars wiped out by stealers are of the ‘SUV’ category.
Even, the Mumbai Police is also worried about those surging numbers of thefts and had deployed a special force of 30 policemen named Motor Vehicle Theft (MVT) department who works round the clock to retract those stolen booties. The fact is, not a very keen progress is reported by the authorities. The numbers of retracted vehicles are lunatic as compared to the thickening ones of the loot. To put those facts more precisely, the sources had even claimed, vehicles stolen from Mumbai are sold in the neighboring states like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. The looters there bargain the vehicles for a price point in between Rs 50,000 and 70,000, where all the operation are carried out by chain action. The last person standing in the chain is the actual benefiter. He revamps those cars and again sells in the market for a price that is similar to the ones of the current rate. Or else, in the many cases stolen vehicles were also run as a people carrier in the areas far from the reach of Police.
A major breakthrough that Mumbai Police got in the recent times is the link of the gang that works from Pratapgarh, UP, and is most active for getting the cars out of this city. Its workers do jobs like taxi drivers during the daytime, and keep an eye on the vehicle parked in isolated space. Soon after the dark, they become active in whisking those cars away from the owners. As some of the gang members were nabbed by the Police revealed, more of them also work as mechanics which helps them to get closer to the target. As far as the payment is concerned, this job is damn lucrative; a one of the arrested was an BEST former employee but quitted that job to make a fast cash from this trait.
Well, the cars thieves follow some pattern, and the reason they aren’t retracted is, all the stolen chunk metals got sold within no time to a faraway buyer. Mentioned here are the models that are most stolen from Mumbai than any of the else, which means those who had them shall be better cautioned and must apply some stringent measures to safeguard them. Read on to find more…
Tavera is now on the top of this list, where Scorpio used to stand earlier. It means this Chevy MUV/SUV gains good packet for the stealers. Easy to break, and quite sleek to make the cash, Chevrolet may not be seeing better sales report since the time, but Tavera had always on the track of car-thief gangs.
Scorpio remained favourites SUV to all the Indians, where car thieves aren’t spared for an exception yet. This SUV looked in great desire over the used market, and that is the major reason why stealers get to it easily for a quick buck.
Toyota Innova can be found in numbers all over the Mumbai, where nowadays it has also became a soft target for the gangs to adopt it in their money making business.
The bread and butter of Hyundai is watched by the car thieves of this city. Santro’s bare-basic cabin, compact size, and ability to run smooth even on the uneven roads makes it to plot as the target of stealers.
Indigo saw disappointment in the new car market due to Tata Zest, but that disappointment is still fetching strong cash for the car thieves.
Bolero is a good SUV for semi-urban areas, which turned out to be the chunk of cash for the stealers. Mahindra shall better equip it over the locking mechanism.
No doubt, India is the biggest market for the Swift, and Mumbai is one of its greatest cities. The heist steal of Swift is but obvious as plenty of them ply our roads.
Tata Indica Vista
Tata’s hatchback is going to see the Zest in coming days, but since it the predecessor has performed well in carrying people over years, there lays possibility of it getting good returns after being stolen.
The old school sedan, Premier Padmini, not exists for many of us, but still it has gotten the value in theft market. Must admit, Padmini is a good choice for keeping in the garage for next-gen to see.
The first sedan of Maruti was once a more lucrative purchase of its times, still hadn’t vanished from the stealers’ list.
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