This theft video has gone massively viral on social media. The video shows thak thak gang stealing a mobile phone from a car and that too right under the nose of the driver. And, shockingly, this happened in the national capital that too near AIIMS. Basically, ‘thak thak gang’ is name of a group; its people knock on car windows to divert the attention of the occupants and then engage the drivers in conversation and meanwhile they steal phones from cars. They generally distract car drivers by saying things like leakage is taking place from car, tyre punctured, etc. And, when car drivers and occupants get distracted they steal phones.
The video, uploaded by one Daksha Jaidka on Facebook, is receiving a massive response. The incident happened with his brother. It has nearly 15,000 likes and shares. Daksha Jaidka has posted the video and a message warning others not to fall prey to thak thak gang tactics. Daksha Jaidka says that the incident took place just outside AIIMS. The entire act was caught on camera as the car had a dash camera.
It’s a big lesson to all car owners and drivers. Here is the message written by victim Daksha Jaidka and video posted by him:-
MESSAGE posted on FB
“A huge big warning…This happened to my brother…
WARNING!! If you see these two people at a traffic light do not open your window under any circumstances!! no matter how aggressive they act. If possible take their picture and call the police. On the morning of August 2nd 2017 I was stuck in slow moving traffic just outside AIIMS, and the person in blue crossed my car pretending to look into his phone, but actually he was looking into cars for possible victims. I unfortunately became one because my phone was lying on the passenger seat rather than somewhere more secure. As I started moving along with the traffic i heard a thud from the rear of the car, i thought i had accidentally hit someone, suddenly the same fellow in blue came up to my window and pretended that I had hit him with my car, as I rolled my window down to accost him, I did not see the second fellow in grey approach from the right side of the car, he then hit the drivers side window, which made me look away for a few seconds, which was all that the first chap needed to steal my phone without me noticing it. Since i have a dash cam in my car , the act was caught on video. These videos were given to the police within hours along with my FIR# 0252 at P.S.Hauz Khas, but unfortunately they have had no luck in apprehending these criminals. Please share and forward to your friends and others so that more people don’t fall victim to the likes of these villains.”
PICS of the incident
Daksha Jaidka writes, “Please share and forward to your friends and others so that more people don’t fall victim to the likes of these villains.”