Thugs arrested for intimidating people with police complaint and stealing phones | Bombay News

Mumbai: Three youths were arrested for stealing phones using a new trick in which they accused people of sending obscene messages to their sisters and when people handed over their phones to prove their innocence the youths ran away with them their phones.

According to Malad police, the incident happened on Friday, when a 19-year-old student from Kandivli was walking with his two friends on the footpath near the Old Sonal industrial estate at 12:50 p.m. The victim was texting a friend on his phone when suddenly three men approached him and cornered him. The victim was shocked by this sudden intimidation. After asking why they intercepted him, 21-year-old defendant Anwar Khan grabbed the victim’s collar and demanded to know why he was sending lewd messages to his sister.

When the victim even refused to know the defendant’s sister, Khan threatened to file a complaint against the victim for assault to the police. Hearing that the police would be involved, the victim told the accused to check his phone and find out for himself that he was innocent and really didn’t know Khan’s sister.

The victim then gave his phone to Khan, who passed it on to his accomplices Mohammed Shaikh (22) and Imran Sayyed (22), men who had already fled with his phone. When the victim demanded to know what was going on, Khan pulled out a knife and pointed it at the victim and his friends and snatched the friends’ phones and fled the area.

The victim then realized he had been robbed, he approached the police in Malad and registered a case against the three men.

The police said this when they scanned CCTV cameras in the locality where the crime took place. Officers said they saw the three men board a rickshaw which was parked on the corner of the road and within seconds saw the rickshaw had sped towards Malwani in Malad West.

Officers from Unit 11 of the criminal section then discovered the addresses of the defendants with the help of their informants and arrested them on Saturday evening.

The three men were later handed over to Malad police for further investigation.

“The three men who are unemployed have been wanted in connection with theft of mobile phones in the city and government railway police stations. The three have used the same modus operandi and stolen more than 80 mobile phones so far,” said a policeman from the Malad police station, adding, “The men are so intimidating and convincing that the victims have no other choice but to hand over their phone. to prove their innocence.

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