A suave customer flashing a Rado watch, gold necklaces and expensive clothes on Thursday walked into a car showroom on SG highway and took off with an Audi Q7 worth around Rs 80 lakh., The showroom officials realised, too late, that the chic demeanour was a ploy and the customer was a thief. A complaint of car theft was later lodged by Chandrakant Shah, an employee of the Audi showroom, with the Vastrapur police station.
According to the complainant, the man in his early 30s had identified himself as Bhavesh Kabra., The man, who speaks good English, walked into the showroom in the afternoon and first impressed the employees with his style and then sought to test drive his "favourite car" — Audi Q7., Sales representative Chandresh Desai accompanied the 'customer' for the test ride. "Desai says they drove down the SG highway. Near the Science City, the man asked Desai to drive the vehicle as he wanted to enjoy the view from the backseat. He stepped out of the white-coloured car and Desai followed suit. Before Desai could walk around to the driver's seat, the man quickly got into the car and drove off," said S M Parmar, sub-inspector of Vastrapur police station. Though all police check posts were alerted, the vehicle is yet to be traced.