Delhi’s infamous Thak Thak gang has struck again this time using Rs 40 worth of dropped cash to make off with a bag with cash worth Rs 40 lakh from the back an SUV. The robbery took place in Delhi’s South Extension market and was caught on CCTV.
Delhi’s Thak Thak gang has been in the news for quite a few years now. The ‘Thak Thak’ name comes from the fact that they knock twice on the window to inform the driver of whatever trick they’re using to try to scam him/her to get them out of the car.
What Actually Happened?
In the case of the latest robbery by the infamous gang, the gang targetted a Hyundai Creta owned by a family from Kanpur, who had come to the national capital to purchase jewellery from the market. The family was out shopping and the only person left in the car was their driver. The family also left a big bag full of cash in the boot of the SUV.
The Thak Thak gang then put their plan into action. The first member first cased the scene. His two cohorts two then came to the scene before the gang executed their plan. The second member of the gang first went towards the driver’s side where he discreetly dropped Rs 40 worth of cash. He then went and knocked on the driver’s window to inform him about the dropped money. As the gullible driver opens the door of the SUV to go collect the fallen cash, the second thief walks past the car onto the sidewalk.
The first member of the gang then walks to the boot of the car, opens it pulls out the big bag of cash, before shutting the boot and walking away. Keeping an eye out on the driver is the third member of the gang who calmly walks past the man collecting the cash on the ground, ostensibly on his phone.
How can you avoid getting robbed by the Thak Thak Gang?
1. When you hear the knocking on your window do not panic.
2. Never open your door no matter whatever they claim has happened. The Thak Thak gang have in earlier cases claimed that the driver has run over their friend’s foot or that the victim’s car is damaged or as seen above, dropped money in front of a parked car.
3. If they persist, lower your window very slightly to figure out whatever they’re trying to say.
4. If possible, simply drive away from the situation
How can you avoid getting into this situation in the first place?
1. Do not keep any valuables in the front or back seats of the car
2. If you are carrying any valuables or cash, keep it concealed in the boot or tucked under the seats. If possible keep the valuables on your own person
3. Never leave your car unlocked. Ensure the door is locked at all times.
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