65 cell phones re­cov­ered from two

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BELAPUR: Pan­vel city po­lice have ar­rested two thieves and seized 65 mo­bile phone handsets from them.

The po­lice have also re­cov­ered a man­gal­su­tra, and gold neck­lace to­tally worth Rs5 lakh.

The ac­cused have been iden­ti­fied as Rakesh Vavle, 28, and Shankar Rathod, 23.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice com­mis­sioner Prab­hat Ran­jan, “We were able to get the duo fol­low­ing a com­plaint lodged by a res­i­dent Karishma Desh­mukh, whose mo­bile phone had been stolen.”

He added, “Fol­low­ing a tip-off, a trap was laid. We first man­aged to get Rathod and af­ter ques­tion­ing him, ar­rested Vavle. Vavle had been re­leased from jail just 12 days ago.”

Ran­jan said, “They were ex­pert at the crime. They would

tar­get their vic­tims at crowded places and when pas­sen­gers boarded buses or trains. They would then steal their phones.”

Apart from the mo­bile phones,

the po­lice also re­cov­ered two pieces of jew­ellery from the ac­cused. Ran­jan said, “The mo­bile phones re­cov­ered in­clude high-end smart phones.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

The po­lice, along with po­lice chief Prab­hat Ran­jan (third from left) dis­play the seized mo­bile phones on Wed­nes­day.

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