On January 13, 2018, 26 smartphones and 48 watches were stolen from a mobile shop at Sasanenagar in Hadapsar. The total worth of all articles was Rs 1.28 lakh, and the robbery happened after breaking open the shutter lock.
The theft came to light when owner Swapnil Khilor came to open the shop ‘Brand 78 Venture’ around 9 am the next day.
Hadapsar police’s assistant inspector Sandip Deshmane on Monday said, “The thief broke the side locks of the shutter with a sharp object because it did not have a central security lock. He stole phones and watches from the counter and fled with the booty.” He added that the shop did not have CCTV cameras.
As per investigations, the thief hid himself behind the flex board such that he was not visible from outside. This helped him steal goods from the shop.
An FIR has been registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code. “We are checking criminals on record and working on certain clues. We hope to detect the case at the earliest,” Deshmane added.