Apple iPhones worth Rs 2.25 crore stolen in Delhi; two people arrested

Delhi police have arrested two people who robbed a truck loaded with Apple iPhones. The police recovered over 900 iPhones from them and are further investigating the matter.

  • Updated: September 16, 2016 11:58 AM IST

Apple’s iPhone has been topping headlines for all the right reasons until now. However, in other news regarding Apple, two persons have been arrested from Mahipalpur area in South Delhi for allegedly robbing a truck carrying over 1,000 iPhone 5s.  According to reports, the Apple iPhone 5s were worth Rs 2.25 crore. The police recovered over 900 iPhone mobile phones and the car used in the crime from them. The accused, who have been identified as Mehtab Alam, 24, and Arman, 22, are residents of Mahipalpur. Mehtab Alam was arrested while Arman was arrested from Rangpuri area of South Delhi, the police said.

According to the police, the robbery took place on September 13, when the truck was carrying the mobile phones from Okhla area of South Delhi to Dwarka in South West Delhi. The two, along with their accomplices, held the truck driver captive before robbing the mobile phones near Rajokri flyover, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Ishwar Singh told reporters. The officer said the robbers then dumped the driver near Dwarka Link Road.

“During investigation it was found that two robbers — Bhola and Pradeep — were the former drivers of the truck, and had left their jobs two weeks ago,” the officer said. “We also found that on the day of the incident both the drivers had followed the same route which was used by the truck carrying the mobile phones,” Singh said. ALSO READ: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE price in India slashed ahead of Apple iPhone 7 launch

The accused have also confessed to having committed the crime along with their accomplices Bhola, Rahul and Jitender, the officer added. The police was conducting raids to arrest the remaining gang members.

  • Published Date: September 16, 2016 10:22 AM IST
  • Updated Date: September 16, 2016 11:58 AM IST