Laxman Kadambe, a 30-year-old house-keeping staff in a mobile network service provider office at Dadar, committed a high-profile theft, without realising it.
He was arrested last week for stealing three mobile phones, two of which were networking phones bought from the US, worth Rs1.25 lakh each. He had stolen these phones from the office in May-end, thinking that they were low-end ones and would go unnoticed.
Networking Phones are used by mobile service providers to check the penetration of their network in a particular are. “Kadambe had access to all rooms in the office,” said sub inspector SS Yadav , Shivaji Park police station.“Kadambe said he was going to sell the mobile phones for around Rs 5000”, said another officer.
The police traced the stolen phones to Kadambe after he inserted his SIM card. The police arrested him from his Antop Hill residence last week.