Cellphones turn into stones now!

Cellphones turn into stones now!

Smart steal

An employee of a courier company was arrested for stealing high-end mobile phones that were meant to be delivered to customers who had booked online, police said on Sunday.

Amarnath Tiwari, a resident of Badarpur in south-east Delhi, was arrested from his house, deputy commissioner of police (south) Chhaya Sharma said.

“We have recovered 10 stolen mobile phones from him,” she said.

He was held following a complaint by Ravi James, who works as an assistant manager in Aramex, a courier company. It has an office at Mahipalpur Extension. The company delivers the orders booked online.

The firm had hired some persons to deliver the goods to customers. James found that two packets of mobile phones returned to his office as undelivered by an employee. Upon checking, he found that the packets had been opened and repacked with stones. The stones were placed by the accused to put weight on the package.
He also checked 10 other undelivered packets and found stones in them. Then he filed a complaint with Vasant Kunj police station.

Police found that the packets were given to Amarnath for delivery and he was questioned. Amarnath told police that he had booked the mobile phones online posing as a fake customer residing in Badarpur and Sarita Vihar, which are his areas of delivery.

On his order, the mobile phones reached the courier company and were issued to him for delivery.“After stealing the phones from the boxes, he replaced them with stones.

Then he deposited the phones at the company as undelivered goods,” Sharma said. The stolen mobile phones were recovered. A case of cheating and criminal breach of trust was registered against Amarnath.

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