A man from Bengaluru hides in an electronics showroom at night and comes back with a mobile phone for his girlfriend
Almost everyone likes it, but what can you do for your girlfriends that matters a lot.
In the latest case, a 27-year-old man hid in the women’s washroom overnight to steal seven expensive mobile phones from the showroom of JP Naga, Bengaluru, to gift to his girlfriend.
When staff at an electronics showroom closed up shop, they had no idea they had left someone in the store – a thief who was blindly in love, The Hindu reported.
However, the accused Abdul Munaf was found by the police with the IMEI number after he started using one of the stolen cellphones.
Met a girl on Instagram
According to the police, Munaf, originally from Purnea in Bihar, worked in a restaurant at BTM Layout.
“The defendant had met a girl from Mangaluru on Instagram and wanted to impress her with an expensive gift. He focused on the showroom and surfed the internet to find out how to steal cell phones from the showroom. exhibit and devised a plan,” they said.
As per the plan, on Wednesday he visited the showroom of JP Nagar 2nd phase posing as a customer and hid in the women’s restroom.
“When the showroom was closed and the staff went home, they ventured downstairs to the showroom, grabbed seven expensive cell phones and went back to the restroom,” police said.
He took the elevator and got out
They said he was there all night and the next day when the showroom was open and the staff were busy, he took the elevator down to the basement and walked out.
The accused accidentally dropped one of the stolen phones while walking, which was later recovered by staff.
The incident came to light when staff checked CCTV footage to find the man emerging from the toilet and grabbing expensive mobile phones.
The value of the stolen mobile phones was worth ₹5 lakh. Munaf had gifted one of the expensive mobiles to his girlfriend while keeping the remaining five mobiles with him. He started using one of the cell phones.
Case recorded, accused arrested
However, the police registered a case of theft. “He was tracked by IMEI number and arrested. We recovered the six stolen cell phones from him and took him into custody for theft,” they said.
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