In a Hollywood-style heist, an unidentified gang of miscreants allegedly drove off with a truck carrying electronic goods worth Rs 26 crore belonging to Samsung Electronics in southeast Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj area, police said. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmed
The incident took place on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday as the truck was going from Indira Gandhi International Airport towards Noida in Uttar Pradesh. Sources said police has detained some persons in this connection and is close to cracking the case with the truck, without the stolen goods, being recovered from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
“The truck was stopped on a deserted stretch near Kalindi Kunj by some car-borne miscreants around 12:40AM behind Apollo hospital. Two persons got off the car and at gunpoint asked the driver and Ghanshyam (25), to alight from the truck.” Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
“They then beat up the driver and helper and held the duo at knife-point before fleeing with the vehicle which was loaded with Samsung electronic products worth nearly Rs 26 crore,” said a senior police official.
Before leaving, the assailants also took away their mobile phones. The duo then stopped another container which was coming from behind and carrying the same products and then informed police. The robbers apparently also removed the GPS from the container truck.
“A case under sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (acts done by persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the IPC was registered at Sarita Vihar police station,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Mandeep Singh Randhawa.
Several teams were formed to crack the case which and were conducting raids at various locations. Ghanshyam is a resident of Salarpur Village, Sector 80 Noida, and works as a driver working for A to Z Transports, which has extended its freight service to Samsung electronics.