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Inter-state cellphone thief gang busted, Bihar man held

Cracking down on an organised gang of mobile phones thieves operating in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, the city police on Friday arrested one of the 10-member inter-state gang.

Published: 27th May 2017 02:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2017 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

Assistant commissioner of police (CCS) Y Govinda Rao producing the mobile theft gang member at police commissionerate in Visakhapatnam on Friday | Express

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: Cracking down on an organised gang of mobile phones thieves operating in Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram, the city police on Friday arrested one of the 10-member inter-state gang. However, the police have failed to recover the stolen mobile phones, which include iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones. 


The arrested person has been identified as Ganga Miya (27), a native of Gorasahan village in Bihar.
Addressing newsmen, assistant commissioner of police (ACP -CCS) Y Govinda Rao said that Ganga Miya and nine others had come to Vizag  on April 19 and checked into a hotel. After conducting recce, the gang committed theft in I-magic showroom, making good with costly smart phones worth `68.45 lakh.

The police said that on April 13, the gang was in Vizianagaram and using the same modus operandi, they made good with mobile phones worth `3.5 lakh. 


Sources said that after both the offences, the gang left for Bihar and reportedly sold the mobile phones in Nepal. Sources added that recovery of the smart phones is now a very tough task for police. As per the ACP, Ganga Miya once again came to the city for conducting a recce and he was nabbed here on Friday.


The ACP said they had also nabbed another seven-member gang from Bihar during checkings in lodges and guest houses in the city as a part of the  security measures for the TDP Mahanadu. The gang came to Vizag around a week ago with a plan to commit property offences.



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