Gurugram, April 16 -- Senior officials of the Gurugram police said they are taking measures to curb rising car thefts in the city by testing the preparedness of the personnel deployed at checkpoints during the night. Officials said that the success rate of personnel on the ground in spotting stolen cars increased to 80% so far in April, from 20% in March, in an initiative wherein a car bearing the registration number of a stolen vehicle is driven through checkpoints.

Officials said that teams performing poorly in the test were warned of strict action, as the city is witnessing at least three car thefts per day, with as many as 299 car thefts reported till March. Last year, 268 vehicles were stolen till March, as per the data available with...