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LED television thief done in by remotes

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, May 17, 2013
First Published: 00:08 IST(17/5/2013) | Last Updated: 01:05 IST(17/5/2013)

Had he not forgotten the remotes, a 25-year-old youth in Srinagar would have made good escape after allegedly stealing 10 LED TVs from an electronics shop with a deft touch.


His subsequent attempt to get remotes from the city market landed him in jail.

The police said the sophisticated burglary took place on the night of May 4-5, when the offender, whose name the police have not divulged, sneaked into Khalid Electronics and decamped with 10 LED TVs, costing more than Rs. 3 lakh.

“During investigation we received information from two places in the city that someone was looking for remotes of a specific brand and model of TV,” said police superintendent (North City) Tahir Salim.

“As we investigated further, the person turned out to be a member of a reputed family. After questioning he admitted to the crime,” Salim said.

“We recovered one TV from his girlfriend’s home. He had gifted another to his brother-in-law,” Salim said.

“We are still investigating if he had any companions,” Salim said.

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