Car snatchers caught, 27 stolen cars seized
LAHORE: The Anti-Vehicles Lifting Staff (AVLS) has arrested a 12-member gang, including three women and recovered 27 stolen cars from them, a police official said on Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Chaudhry Shafqat Ahmad told reporters that Abdul Rasheed, alias Foji, was arrested while trying to steal a car. Information from him led to the arrest of his accomplices, the SSP said.
The arrested people are Shehnaz and her daughters Saima, alias Babra, and Shakeela, alias Shabana, Amir Iqbal, alias Malik Shahid, Muhammad Kashif, alias Muhammad Naeem Jangly, Akhtar Ali, Muhammad Arif, alias Mamoo, Waheed Hassan, Ghulam Nabi, Muhammad Sarwar and Nayer Kamran.
The SSP said that they had confessed to stealing 35 cars snatching in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi and Faisalabad. He said Abdul Rasheed had confessed over 30 incidents of car snatching. He said the accused sold the vehicles in the tribal areas.
The stolen cars were driven to the tribal areas with the women on board so they would not be checked at police posts.
He said AVLS officials transferred a couple of months ago had links with car thieves. He said a case after the registration would be transferred to AVLS where professional officials would investigate the case.
The SSP announced certificates and cash prizes for the raiding team and gave the keys of the recovered vehicles to their owners. staff report