An unidentified conman, who acted like a doctor from Apollo Hospital, got away with a second hand Audi Q3 in the wake of taking it for a test drive from an car merchant in FilmNagar. The suspect strolled into a pre-possessed auto dealership in Filmnagar at around 11:30 am and presented himself as Gautam Reddy, a specialist at the Apollo Hospitals nearby.
He told the dealer that he wanted to buy an Audi car and requested permission for a test drive. The dealer, J. Narendra Kumar, allowed him to take the car for a test drive.
He told the merchant that he needed to purchase an Audi car and asked for authorization for a test drive. The dealer, J. Narendra Kumar, permitted him to take the car for a test drive.
“The dealer send his employee Kashi to accompany the ‘doctor’. The suspect drove the car with the dealer’s associate for a while. When they reached Apollo Hospital, he requested Kashi to step out of the vehicle saying that he wanted to drive it alone. As Kashi got off the suspect sped away with the vehicle,” said a police official from Banjara Hills police station.
Taking after a grievance from the victim, a case under IPC Section 379 for robbery was enlisted. Cops are attempting to follow the car by examining accessible CCTV footages in the region and encompassing zones. The dealer guaranteed that the Audi (AP 28 DR0005) is worth over Rs 40 lakh.
“We have started an investigation to track down the suspect and trace his location. CCTV footages in nearby areas are being analysed,” said Banjara Hills ACP Uday Kumar Reddy.