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Three men steal 40 luxury cars in India in heist inspired by 'Fast and Furious'

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Web Desk
Red car blowing turbo.—Unsplash/Oscar Sutton
Red car blowing turbo.—Unsplash/Oscar Sutton

  • Accused use scanners to unlock cars within minutes.
  • Stolen cars parked in areas where there weren't any CCTV cameras.
  • Cars sold through expensive deals.


Three men stole and sold 40 luxury cars in a grand heist using a software-based hacking device after being inspired by Hollywood series Fast and Furious, reported Hindustan Times. 

Police identified the trio as Manish Rao (42), Jagdeep Sharma (43), and Aas Mohammad (40). 

Deputy Commissioner of Police Manoj C said that “the accused were inspired by Hollywood movie 'The Fast & the Furious' and used scanners to unlock the cars within minutes." He said that they also used a jammer to disable the GPS installed in the cars.

Apart from pistols, high-tech gadgets such as sensor kit, magnet, LNT keys, and eight remote car keys were recovered from the accused.

"They used a software-based hacking device, they unlocked cars, and after formatting the vehicle's software, installed a new software," the DCP said.

"The new keys became ready and they stole the cars within two to three minutes," he added.

The stolen cars were then parked in different areas where there weren't any CCTV cameras. Later, they were sold through expensive deals. 

The accused confessed to stealing 40 cars from Uttam Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Subash Nagar, Pashim Vihar, Munirka, and Dwarka since April.