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Youth Steal Mobiles via Web

Update On :02 May 2015

Youth Steal Mobiles via Web

By posting as a customer on an e-commerce website, the son of a former school vice-principal cheated several students
and got hold of mobile phones worth several lakhs. Sandeep Rai would contact his victims on and set up a meeting. He would then flee with the phone on pretext of showing it to his mother. Police said Sandeep had earlier been jailed for car theft.

DCP (North) Madhur Verma said, teams from Timarpur, Sabzi Mandi and Model Town police stations were formed to track him down using his Facebook profile.

A Delhi University student, Abhishek Singh, had registered a complaint at Timarpur police station. He had offered to sell his Nokia phone on the website and was contacted by Sandeep. Singh said Sandeep had offered to meet him at Vishwavidyalaya Metro station. When they met, Sandeep said that he liked the phone and wanted to show it to his mother.

He took me on a motorcycle to a secluded place and asked me to wait with the bike, Singh told police. He was kept waiting for nearly an hour after which he registered a complaint with police. During investigations, it was found that the motorbike had also been stolen from the area. Similar cases were reported from Model Town and Sabzi Mandi police station as well.

Finally, a team was formed to track him during which one of the complainants claimed that Sandeep had sent him a friend request on Facebook. Police decided to create the fake Facebook profile of a girl and sent out a request. When he accepted, the cop started chatting with him and persuaded him to meet at GTB Metro station.

Sensing it was a trap, Sandeep sent a friend to meet the cop. Policemen persuaded the friend to call Sandeep. The friend called him and asked for Rs 100. When Sandeep came with the money, he was arrested. A case of cheating and theft has been registered against Rai and a probe is on to establish his culpability in other cases as well.

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