The thief posed as a customer and made off with the Royal Enfield Interceptor under the guise of a test ride.
Vehicle thefts are getting more brazen by the day. Earlier, vehicles used to be robbed at obscure places, during the night and under masked faces. However, thieves are getting more daring and the most recent incident even happened at a dealer showroom.
The incident occurred at the Royal Enfield showroom in Jafferkhanpet in Chennai. The thief made an initial visit to the showroom. He arrived with a friend and when the showroom officials did not allow the friend to accompany him on the test ride, he left the friend waiting in the showroom and took the bike for a test. He failed to return the bike and the friend was detained which forced him to return with the 650 Interceptor.
Having failed in his first attempt, the thief made one more try to get an Interceptor 650 for free. This time it was at another Royal Enfield showroom at Chromepet in Chennai. This time round the friend did not accompany him and this time he simply rode out with the Interceptor for a test ride and did not return.
A hunt is on for the thief and CCTV footage both at the company showroom and surrounding areas are being scanned for any clues of the absconding thief. The CCTV footage clearly indicates that the rider in a checked shirt and cap took the bike out of the showroom alone.