Because the Sensible Metropolis struggled to return to normalcy owing to the collection of shutdowns, a sensational alleged con act by a neatly dressed girl at a cell phone retailer within the Bapuji Nagar space on Tuesday appeared to interrupt the monotony.
As per stories, the lady, in tees and skirts, allegedly decamped with an iPhone value Rs 1.4 lakh proper beneath the watchful eyes of the cellular retailer workers.
Based mostly on the grievance, police have detained the lady and additional investigation on this connection is underway
Police mentioned that the lady had visited the cellular retailer situated in a busy road of Bapuji Nagar space on Monday. She allegedly requested the workers current on the retailer to point out her some high-end sensible telephones.
“The lady recognized herself as Pooja and requested us to point out iPhone 12 Promax (blue shades). She waited for almost 30 to 45 minutes in our retailer as we didn’t have the inventory for rapid supply,” mentioned Nishikant Shukla, an worker on the retailer including that the cellphone was sourced from one other distributor.
In keeping with Shukla, after getting the cellphone, the lady (round 21 years previous) mentioned her ATM card was not functioning.
She then requested our workers to accompany her to her home to gather the cash, he added. “One in all our workers accompanied the lady in her automotive. He took a transportable swipe machine in case she would make fee utilizing the ATM card of some member of the family. She then drove the car to a petroleum pump,” Shukla mentioned.
As soon as on the petrol pump, she allegedly requested the accompanying cellular retailer workers to get some petrol in a bottle, Shukla mentioned including, “as our workers proceeded to get the gas, she drove off.”
Later, the cellular retailer workers noticed the automotive close to an condo within the locality and alerted the police. Based mostly on the grievance, police have detained the lady and additional investigation on this connection is underway.