Four men were arrested for allegedly stealing 27 cell phones from a courier’s vehicle in the Badarpur district of southeast Delhi, police said on Thursday.
The suspects have been identified as Vikas Tiwari (21), Mohit (20), Tarun (19) and Rahul (22), and all four are residents of Faridabad, they said.
The courier, Govinda, had filed a complaint about the matter at the Badarpur police station on June 4, police said.
He told police that at 12:30 p.m. on June 2, unidentified people had stolen a package containing 27 cellphones from his vehicle parked near Mohan Co-operative Estate, an official said.
The package was stolen from a three-wheeler while he went to lunch with his colleague Tiwari, who is now suspect in the case, police said.
During the investigation, police arrested Rahul on Wednesday and recovered one of the stolen cell phones, said deputy police commissioner (southeast) RP Meena.
Rahul told police he, along with Mohit and Tarun, stole cell phones from Govinda’s three-wheeler, said the DCP.
Tiwari, who was Govinda’s colleague, had informed Mohit, Tarun and Rahul of the package containing 27 cell phones and on the day of the incident, he intentionally left one of the doors of Govinda’s vehicle open, the official said.
After the theft, Mohit and Tarun gave Rahul 23 cell phones, which he had to sell with changed IMEI numbers. Police recovered 22 cellphones from Rahul’s home because he was unable to sell them due to the COVID-19 lockout, Meena added.
Mohit and Tarun were arrested and two other cellphones were recovered, police said.
Tiwari was also later arrested and a cell phone was recovered, they said.
A cell phone has yet to be recovered, police said.
In 2016, Rahul and his associates stole a truck carrying more than 900 cell phones in the Vasant Kunj South area, they added.
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