GUJRANWALA: His gray hair and frail figure had tricked the Gujranwala police several times, but on Friday 70-year-old car thief Ghulam Qadir was finally arrested.
The police received a tip-off of a car theft on Prince Road. On arriving, they gave chase to an escaping white-coloured Toyota Corolla. During the chase, the aged driver tried to escape by hitting the police van but the police managed to arrest him.
According to the police, Qadir had often been stopped by authorities while driving a stolen car, but he had fooled them each time with an elaborate back story.
The old man would drive the cars with a rose garland around his neck. He would lie to the police and claim he was on his way to Umra. The police personnel were fooled by the story and after being offered sweets, they would ask Qadir to offer prayers for them and let him drive off.
Qadir also demonstrated the ease with which he could unlock cars at the police station after he was arrested.
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