Police prove smarter for him

Hyderabad CP Anjani Kumar along with DCP Task Force P Radha Kishan Rao shows the stolen smartphones

Hyderabad CP Anjani Kumar along with DCP Task Force P Radha Kishan Rao shows the stolen smartphones  

Ginger-garlic vendor who stole 35 mobile phones held

A ginger and garlic vendor, who broke into a mobile showroom in Beeramguda and fled with 35 smartphones worth ₹ 5.54 lakh in December last week was arrested by the Hyderabad police here on Saturday.

The Commissioner’s Task Force west zone team led by inspector B Gattu Mallu apprehended Faiyazullah Khan (38) of Kishan Bagh, while he was trying to sell the booty in Jagdish Market in Abids here. The stolen property was recovered intact from his possession.

Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar said that Khan gained entry into Big C mobile shop by drilling a hole in the wall on the intervening night of December 28 and fled with the phones and six memory cards in an auto trolley, which he used to sell ginger and garlic. The accused stole only branded mid-range phones while ignoring the low cost and high-end phones. The entire offence was recorded in the surveillance cameras of the store. Mr. Kumar said that Khan is a habitual property offender who was earlier involved in nine cases. In March 2016, Chaderghat police detained Khan and his associate under PD Act and were released in June 2017. “In the day he reccees the premises of targeted store and commits the offence in the night,” the commissioner said. According to a police officer associated with the investigation, Khan is a lone player and doesn’t want to work with anybody for the fear of getting caught. But, each time he committed an offence, he was caught by the police.

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