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Father-son duo steal Mercedes on pretext of test drive, arrested

Father-son duo came in as customers to a Mercedes dealership in Delhi.

Earlier in May this year, three men arrived at the posh Mercedes-Benz dealership in New Delhi, which is owned and operated by T&T Motors. Of the three, two claimed to be father-son – Anil Anand (54) and Sahil Anand (23). The trio was at the dealership to purchase a brand new car.

But before they can make a purchase, they wanted to take a test drive of one beforehand. Attending them on that day was Deepak Kumar, the Sales Manager at the T&T Motors outlet. As is the norm, after filling and signing requisite paperwork, the duo asked for keys of the test drive vehicle.

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The trio managed to get the keys and go for a test drive in a brand new Mercedes-Benz car, which costs INR 40 lakh on road (not sure which model, but it could be CLA Class or the GLA Class). Usually a person from the dealership joins the customer when going on a test drive. It seems that Deepak let the trio go on a test drive without any person from the dealership joining them.

The result, the trio never returned. After hours of waiting and sending search parties, when all returned empty-handed, Deepak registered a complaint at a local police station. Thanks to the CCTV cameras, their faces were easily captured. The documents they had submitted, were fake.

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Weeks passed. Nothing happened. Just when all hope was lost, earlier this week the cops got a tip that the accused from the showroom is going to cross Gurgaon in a stolen car. Luckily, Anil and Sahil were driving the same Mercedes car which they had stolen from the showroom, but with a different registration number. The duo was arrested on the spot.

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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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