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  Metros   Delhi  01 Sep 2018  Amazon staff held for stealing phones

Amazon staff held for stealing phones

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 1, 2018, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Sep 1, 2018, 1:13 am IST

The accused said that since Amazon is a big firm, he thought no one would really care if some returned phones went missing.

(Representational image)
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New Delhi: A 22-year-old employee of Amazon was arrested for allegedly stealing mobile phones from the company’s warehouse in Southeast Delhi’s Okhla area, DCP Chinmoy Biswal said on Friday.

The accused, identified as Rahul Kumar Choubey, joined Amazon in June through a manpower supply company and worked as a station support associate for the firm.

The complainant alleged that on August 24 and 29, three smartphones returned by customers were stolen from the company’s warehouse.

During investigation, a police team scanned thro-ugh the CCTV footage of the warehouse in which Choubey was seen stealing the mobile phones.

Subsequently, a raid was conducted at the residence of the accused in Badarpur. Following this, he was arrested. The police said that a stolen phone was recovered from his possession.

During interrogation, Choubey told police that he used to sort out the articles that were returned to the warehouse. Since the past two months, he was minutely observing the working process at the warehouse.

Choubey told that police that since Amazon is a big firm, he thought no one would really care if some returned phones went missing from the warehouse.

On August 24, he stole two smart phones and later sold them for Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 each to passersby in Badarpur area.

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