Car Theft: The Modus Operandi
26 November 2012 - Défi Media Group
The fleet continues to expand across the island. And car thieves who operate with impunity benefit to their plots. Several cases of theft and attempted theft of cars new or refurbished have been identified in recent weeks. How do they operate?
We Mauritius, more precisely in the north of the island where intruders are rampant. This November was marked by the antics of the gang. Traffic like clockwork music.
No need to be a mechanic inveterate to steal cash! A type of flight reports. "A stolen car worth Rs 500 to Rs 000 is sold 100 thousand," said one investigator, who knows the modus operandi of the thieves. "They work on control," says the detective who has dismantled several of these networks. Passing these commands, it asks you.
The answer is surprising: there is some reconditioned car importers or brokers other activities not very Catholic. "A potential customer orders a car from an agency. The only problem, he did not have the vehicle in stock. But the dealer will not tell you to look elsewhere. Instead, he turns to the networks for the delivery of a car in the shortest possible time.
The network comes in. A crate is targeted and quickly thieves go to the next level. For the success of this mission, the performers must have a minimum of techniques. " Si ene dimoune conn mett ene l'auto à marche et conn cass lock et désactive système alarme, ça même assé ; li pa bisin compran nanien dan moteur," says bloodhound.
The mode is simple: it exerts a force on the car door with his knee before the unlock using a piece of thin wire. Then it only remains to cut the power cables using a clamp and adjust the engine to start. Once inside the car, the steering wheel is unlocked using a screwdriver.
But the most privileged thieves is undoubtedly the use of copies of the keys. "In the space of fifteen minutes, a copy is made, or, among the thieves are often former owners who, even after selling their cars kept lining of these keys.
Another way to steal a car, it is the being towed. "A source has revealed to me that he had witnessed a similar theft in the parking lot of a shopping mall. Thus, this theft was disguised as troubleshooting and owner's arrival, it was total shock, "says the cop.
Once the car is stolen and placed in a secure location by the thieves, they go to the registration procedures that prove to be a breeze for these specialists. To do this, they first recovered cars "total loss" at public auctions. After the transfer of the car in the garage, the registration number is stapled on the stolen car. At this level, with the complicity of insurance companies is not ruled out. The network of thieves benefit from information on vehicles "heavily damaged."
In other cases, stolen cars are not sold, but dismantled to recover parts. Ena l'auto kine perdi jusqu'à zordi, éne boulon aussi pane trouvé," said an officer of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Network North betrayed by surveillance cameras
Images of different cameras helped the police to go back to the "gang of car thieves" that raged on the northern coast of the country. This, after a young woman has reported the brand of the car driven by one of the alleged robbers - a Mitsubishi Lancer - to the police.
It driving a Toyota Vitz, failed Sunday morning, the victim said "gang." Lady Luck smiled on him as the perpetrator can not start the car fled. CID and CIU North, led by CI Behary, sergeants and Seewoochursing Ragoonundun were able to trace suspected car thief. Thanks to the expertise and Jogessur Murthen officers based in the CCTV Control Room Grand Bay, which provides them with the data plate of the car in which the robber ran away.
This is how the police forces have to arrest a man named Leon Mc Dinally, 23, who is confessed. In addition, thanks to CCTV images, the officers were able to solve the theft of a Suzuki Swift, stolen in early November in Trou aux Biches. The images, we see the Mitsubishi Lancer when towing the Suzuki Swift. The police investigation continues to shed light on the case of a stolen Nissan AK12 belonging to a police sergeant who disappeared from the parking lot of Grand Baie La Croisette.
Precautions with your car
- Avoid parking your car in a dark place at risk.
- Always stop the engine and keep the ignition on you even have time to open the portal of your garage.
- Do not entrust your ignition key to foreigners, especially in garages or other car wash center or agency.
- When purchasing a car, repeat the alarm system entirely.
- When purchasing a car, require the lining of the keys.
- Buying a car from a rental agency is not recommended.
Specialists in car theft
Salim Roodur: the bold
Arrests for theft of cars no longer count for Salim Roodur. This is known as a brain in this kind of traffic. In June 2010, Salim Raza Roodur is reported for the case of a stolen car brand Mitsubishi Lancer GLX eyes and beard cops in the courtyard of the police station in Rose Hill. This inhabitant of the capital, now in prison, is quoted in several cases of car theft across the island.
Mehdi: the newcomer
Mehdi Lfiati, Franco-Moroccan father and Mauritian mother, is also in jail for car theft. This young man has to his credit several cases. In 2010, he was put out of harm's way by the CID Grand Bay, after he stole several cars. In February 2012, he was locked up for similar cases in the area of Curepipe, Black River and Flic-en-Flac.
He even helped the police to recover some of these cars. The Franco-Moroccan also involves two other people, including a man named Naseerudin Dinally, living Goodlands, and a garage, Wesley Bhadoodeenkhan alias Toto. The name of the latter was mentioned in connection with the investigation into the murder of Denis Fine, shot dead in January 2010. Mehdi ensures that where he is about to commit his crime does not fall under camera surveillance. Second, it ensures that the car is not equipped with any alarm system. Then he trades one of the car doors finally opened.