The miscreant had decamped with stolen booty worth more than Rs 3.15 lakh, including 26 high-end smart phones of various brands.
Thane: A 21-year-old thief landed into the custody of the Thane (rural) police after he activated the SIM card in one of the many mobile phones he had stolen from a shop in Bhayandar last week. According to the police, a break-in was reported from New Impression—a mobile showroom in Bhayandar on 6, August. The miscreant had decamped with stolen booty worth more than Rs 3.15 lakh, including 26 high-end smart phones of various brands.
In an attempt to conceal his identity, the accused had covered the Close Circuit Television cameras with gunny bags. A police team led by Senior Police Inspe-ctor— Chandrakant Jadhav and API Sapan Bishwas initiated investigations into the case. Immediately after receiving a tip-off about the activation of one of the stolen phones with a new sim card, the team activating their informer network in the region used communication skills by tracking the contact numbers of those with whom the user talked often. The team finally zeroed it on the thief who has been identified as Kuljeet Rameshchandra Choudhary (21)—a resident of Bhayandar (west) who hails from Uttar Pradesh.