Man finds his stolen phone on OLX

Man finds his stolen phone on OLX

Man finds his stolen phone on OLX

Engineer Kushal Bansal did what many in his position do when they lose their expensive smartphones.

He scouted websites offering second-hand items to purchase a phone, but ended up meeting two persons who were trying to sell him his own iPhone 5s.

It took Bansal two meetings with the sellers, both BTech students at an engineering college in Noida, to realise that it was actually his phone that was up for sale.

When he finally did realise it, he alerted a policeman who arrested the duo.

Bansal, a resident of Noida, was shopping at Palika Bazaar in Connaught Place on June 30 when he realised that his iPhone was missing. He filed a complaint with Connaught Place police station only to be able to obtain the same phone number.

The mobile phone’s absence  began pinching him in a couple of days and he soon consulted his family and friends who suggested that he would do better buying a second-hand set from websites selling used items for cheap.

“I checked the OLX website and came across an advertisement in which a person was selling an iPhone 5S,” he later told police in his complaint.

He contacted the seller, who told him that the used phone was priced at Rs 38,000 and the bill receipt in original would be provided along with the set.

The seller, who introduced himself as Rohit, did not have only the phone’s box, but Bansal did not consider it as a problem. The transaction was scheduled to take place at Malviya Nagar Metro station on Thursday. Bansal met the two men who showed him the phone, but he did not recognise it as his own at that time. The sale, however, did not take place that day as Bansal was not provided the bill.

They met again around 11 am on Friday at Palika Bazaar. Rohit later revealed to be one Rajatkant, handed over the phone, while the other person, Mahesh, gave him the bill.

While the colour and make did not catch Bansal’s attention, the IMEI number on the bill did. The bill had been issued in the name of Rohit in May this year. It was found later to be forged.

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