Bengaluru thief spends night in showroom to steal cellphones, arrested | bangalore


ByYamini CS | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

A thief hid in a cell phone showroom overnight at JP Nagar in Bengaluru to avoid getting caught. However, when a cleaning staff arrived the next morning and opened the store, he attempted to flee but was arrested.

Bengaluru Police arrested the accused and seized all the cell phones in his possession. The accused, whose identity could not be established by HT, attempted to steal mobile phones from a Tata Chroma store in JP Nagar.

The police returned the stolen cell phones to the Chroma store.

P Krishnakant, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for Bengaluru City Southern Division, tweeted: “Arrested. An accused who stole 6 mobiles from Tata Chroma Store (JP Nagar) worth 5 lakhs. The accused spent the night in the store and when the store was opened in the morning by the sweeper, he escaped. The police collected all the mobiles intact and handed them over to the Tata Chroma store.

This comes amid similar crackdowns by Bengaluru Police in recent times.

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