Teenager duped by buyers contacted through website

They flee with phone after sending him to get papers

 A teenage college student was duped after he approached three men on OLX website to sell his mobile phone.

The accused demanded a meeting in west Delhi’s Rajouri Garden, but fled with the mobile phone during the meeting, police said Monday.

OLX hosts free user-generated classified advertisements. Police said 19-year-old Lakshya Kumar, a resident of west Delhi’s Shivaji Vihar, had posted an advertisement to sell his Apple iPhone last week.

“He was contacted by the accused within three days of posting the advertisement,” a police officer said.

The accused told Lakshya that they were interested in buying the phone and sought a meeting to inspect the phone. Lakshya accepted the request and agreed to meet near a petrol pump in Rajouri Garden.

“He went there on his moped and met three men sitting in a car,” the officer added.
The trio took the mobile phone for inspection and asked for its original bill. Lakshya told police that the accused fled with the phone when he went towards his moped to get the documents.

Lakshya even followed the car but the accused managed to flee. He later approached police, but failed to provide the registration number of the car. A case under the Indian Penal Code has been filed with Rajouri Garden police station.

Another incident

In a similar incident, another teenager Vipin was robbed of his iPhone at gunpoint in Rajouri Garden. Police suspect the involvement of the same gang.

Vipin lives with family in east Delhi’s Shashtri Park. On Friday, he received a call in which he was informed about being shortlisted for a marketing job interview. “Vipin was also asked to come for a meeting near Rajouri Garden Metro station on Saturday,” another police officer said.

Vipin met two men on Saturday, and was told to show his marketing talent by selling his mobile phone. After getting hold of the mobile phone, one of the accused fled from the spot, while the other threatened Vipin at gun-point. A separate case has been filed over Vipin’s statement.

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