Beware: A new (successful) car stealing method

S.S. KARNADSHA forwards an interesting mail doing the rounds.


Two car thefts recently took place in Bangalore. One near ITPL-Whitefield, outside the South Gate Parking Bay. And the other, a couple of days later, in Koramangala on the Ring Road near Sanyo BPL office.

Both incidents took place late in the evening. Both were cars driven by ladies driving alone. And both thefts took place through the same technique.

The modus operandi: the car owner/driver walks across the parking lot, unlocks the car, gets inside, starts the engine, and shifts into reverse gear. But…


When you turn to look into the rear-view mirror to back out of the parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window blocking the vision. So you stop and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your rear view.

When you reach the back of your car, the car jacker appears out of nowhere, jumps into your car and takes off, practically mowing you down as they speed off in your car.

And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.

So now the carjacker not only has your car, your home address, your money, and your keys. Your home and your personal effects are also compromised.

So, here’s a piece of advice: If you see a piece of paper stuck to your back window when you are getting out of a parking lot, just drive away and remove the paper later! And be thankful that you have read this story.

The primary target is women, but it could happen to the other sex, too.