The Pimpri-Chinchwad Police’s Crime Branch has arrested two youths for allegedly stealing as many as 26 cell telephones to “impress their girlfriends”.
Police have recognized the 2 accused as Sagar Mohan Savale (22) and Nilesh Devanand Bhalerao (19) of Chikhali.
Acting on a tip-off, a lure was set for about six hours to nab the duo. Police recovered eight cell telephones and a motorbike from their possession and through additional investigation, extra cell telephones and bikes have been recovered from them.
As many as 26 cell telephones of varied corporations, whole price Rs 2.42 lakh, and three bikes have been recovered from the 2 youths.
According to police, the duo was stealing cell telephones to impress their girlfriends. After each theft, the duo took the previous telephones of their girlfriends and gave them the not too long ago stolen cell telephones. They then bought the previous cell telephones to earn some cash.
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A court docket has remanded the 2 accused to police custody until January 17. As of now, police have confirmed their involvement in 9 offences, together with robberies and thefts, in Pimpri-Chinchwad.