Pune News Mobile thief arrested from Pune railway station area; 20 mobiles seized

Pune:

The Shivajinagar police have successfully dismantled a mobile phone theft operation, leading to the arrest of an individual who stole and sold phones using fraudulent bills. A total of 17 stolen mobile phones were recovered during the operation.

The case unfolded when a furniture seller from the Juna Topkhana area reported the theft of a mobile phone from his shop on January 4. The investigation, spearheaded by the Shivajinagar police, quickly gathered pace as the team relied on technical insights to track down the perpetrator within the police station’s jurisdiction.

Under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Ritesh Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police West Regional Division Pravin Kumar Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone 1 Sandeep Singh Gill, Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Kunwar, and Senior Police Inspector Chandrashekar Sawant, the team, comprising Assistant Police Inspector Bajirao Naik, Police Commissioner Rupesh Waghmare, Aadesh Chalavadi, and Ruchika Jamdade, executed this planned operation.

During the interrogation of the detained individual, it was revealed that he had been manipulating the details of stolen mobile phones within the PDFs of legitimate bills from electronic goods companies. By creating counterfeit PDFs, the accused presented himself as the legitimate owner of the stolen devices, selling them to unsuspecting mobile shopkeepers along with a forged Aadhaar card.

The accused, now in police custody, confessed to the crime, and a total of 17 mobile phones were seized from him. Meanwhile, the Pune City Police has issued an appeal to mobile phone shopkeepers citywide, urging them to verify mobile bills diligently when buying or selling used devices.

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