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2 arrested for stealing Mercedes-Benz

New Delhi: Two persons were arrested today from Pari Chowk here for allegedly stealing a Mercedes-Benz car from a showroom on the pretext of test drive, police said, claiming to have recovered the vehicle.

Prashant and Ankur were arrested today for stealing the car on the pretext of test driving it to Jagat Farms from a showroom in Noida Sector 8 on Sunday, SP (Rural) Sujata Singh said.

“But they had to abandon the car in Khurja, after driving around 70 km, because its engine had seized. They had filled diesel instead of petrol in the car. The car was recovered from near a road in the area last night,” the SP said.

A police team later arrested the duo from Pari Chowk after receiving information that they were going to Noida, Singh said.

Both were residents of Salarpur in Noida. Prashant had planned to take the car to Aligarh, his home town.

“They have also accepted to have stolen two more cars on a similar modus operandi from Noida Phase 2 and Agra area,” the SP said.