|A Mercedes car's mirrors are stolen when parking along Phan Dinh Giot Street in Ha Noi during Tet. — Photo vnexpress.net
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi Police and the market watchdog department have seized more than 1,000 car accessories of unclear origin from shops in Hai Ba Trung District.
The accessories, seized from Hoa Binh Market that is locally known as Troi Market, include windscreen wipers, car logos and mirrors.
Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy head of the market watchdog team number 5, said the seizure was aimed at curbing trade in car accessories of unclear origin.
More inspections would be conducted in the market in the near future, he said.
According to the police, shops selling car accessories in Troi (Open) market and in the streets of Do Ngoc Du, Dong Nhan and Le Gia Dinh have been "famous" for trading in stolen goods in the city for a long time despite a lot of efforts to stop it by the local administration.
Colonel Duong Van Giap, head of the police department of criminal investigation in social order (PC45) under the Ha Noi Police Department, said in an attempt to curb the situation, the police had asked owners of car accessories' shops not to sell goods of unclear origin before the Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays.
Giap said the police were informed about three stolen car accessories during Tet.
Giap advised car owners to park their vehicles in parking lots, especially at night, to prevent theft.
Car owners should notify the nearest police station if their vehicle accessories were stolen, he said. People can report theft by calling 04.39396500 or by directly calling the head of the anti-theft team Mai Van Thuan at 0913536473. — VNS