Toyota Fortuner stolen, and later found!06/26/2020
Earlier this year, BHPian Sisu’s brother-in-law bought a pre-owned Toyota Fortuner. However, the SUV was stolen on March 16, 2020, from its parking spot outside his sister’s house.
An FIR was filed the next day and the local police assured that they would investigate the matter and inform him if there was any breakthrough. The car’s owner had given up hope of getting his vehicle back as the recovery rate of such cases in India is very low.
A few weeks back, a friend of the car’s owner shared a video of a car stealing racket that was busted in Chandigarh. Based on a hunch, the owner contacted the authorities there and went to Chandigarh to check out the cars. He was able to identify his car based on identification marks like the pooja symbol drawn on the engine, dot-shaped crack on windshield and some other marks.
However, the number plates had been replaced by the thieves and the engine and chassis numbers were scratched / covered up using acid / welding.
At present, the owner is trying to prove the identity of the Fortuner and is in touch with Toyota to ascertain the same.
Thanks to BHPian Sisu for sharing this information with others.
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