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Police arrest four involved in theft of 150-200 mobile phones

Those arrested have confessed to stealing 150-200 mobile phones in order to purchase prohibited recreational drug called smack.

noida Updated: Jan 22, 2018 22:13 IST
Vaibav Jha
Vaibav Jha
Hindustan Times
Noida,Mayur Vihar,Atta market
Noida police arrested four persons on Sunday night on charges of stealing 150-200 mobile phones. (HT Photo)

Police arrested four men on Sunday night from Cambridge School trisection at Sector 27 for their alleged involvement in theft of over 150 mobile phones in Delhi-NCR.

According to the police, the four arrested were involved in mobile thefts in Noida, Mayur Vihar and areas around Delhi-NCR for the past one year. Those arrested have confessed to stealing 150-200 mobile phones in order to purchase prohibited recreational drug called smack.

Junaid, Sonu and Sunil Kumar hail from Saharsa, Lakhisarai and Sitamarhi districts of Bihar respectively. The fourth accomplice, Ravindra, is a native of Wajidpur, Noida. According to police, all four accused had gathered at Cambridge School trisection to plan their next theft.

“A team of Sector 20 police station was patrolling in Noida at 10 pm on Sunday. The PCR at Atta market received a tip from an informant regarding arrival of the four accused. Our team immediately reached the spot and arrested them,” said Anil Kumar Shai, station house officer, Sector 20 police station.

“These four work together in a gang where they steal/snatch mobile phones from commuters and speed away on their bikes. They have stolen over 150-200 mobile phones from areas such as Mayur Vihar, Ashok Nagar, Noida, Chilla, Indirapuram and other Delhi-NCR areas. They claim that they used to steal mobile phones to buy drugs,” said Shai.

Police have also recovered 13 mobile phones and an Apache motorcycle.

“We have recovered two Samsung, two Karbonn, one Oppo, one HTC, one iPhone, one Intex, one Gionee, two Lava and two Chinese handset phone from the accused. A stolen bike has also been recovered,” said Shai.

The four men have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 380, 411 and 414 for theft, dishonesty and concealment of stolen property respectively.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 22:13 IST