Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Man rents car, sold it on a e-commerce site, then steals it back the same night

Hindustan TimesMintoo Kumar, 28, a BCA graduate, took a car on rent, sold it on a e-commerce site posing as the car owner and then stole it the same night from its new owner.

Last week, police received information at the Dwarka Sector 23 station about a car theft. On checking the car’s record, the police were perplexed because the details given by the owner belonged to a different Mahindra XUV car of the same colour belonging to a Delhi resident.

Explaining the sequence of events, an officer said,“The owner was not lying. He had bought the car through the site.It was stolen the same night. Initially we thought he was sold a stolen vehicle but later we suspected the seller may have stolen the same car from the new owner. We registered a case and began probe ,” said an officer.

Police sources said that during investigation, an officer received a tip-off about the suspect who was in Dwarka to sell off the vehicle again. Mintoo was nabbed by a team of officers.

Mintoo’s modus operandi surprised even the most experienced of police officers. Mintoo told the police that he had stolen the car around seven hours after selling it. He said he ran a massage parlour cum spa in Faridabad was running into losses.

7 comments:

Chip Ahoy said...

I don't know what a massage parlor cum spa is but I can imagine it and no thank you! *storms off*

edutcher said...

Enterprising.

ndspinelli said...

Well, if he can't make money running a massage cum spa maybe he should try opening up a call center.

Lem said...

Kumar showed "extreme carelessness" covering his tracks.

ndspinelli said...

LOL! Stupid dot head thief.

Methadras said...

In the long run this really Hertz the thief.

Sixty Grit said...

That Jolly Bengali is a Hindu Dindoo named Mintoo.

That's all I have to say about that...