Thieves stole 25 mobile phones as soon as the guard slept
A video of thieves stealing 25 mobile phones from the showroom of a shopping mall is going viral on social media.
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The viral video shows the thieves robbing a handset from a shopping mall in Chandigarh city and possibly running away with a bag with a smartphone in it. The clip was shared on Instagram by a page named ‘1000 Things in Ludhiana’.
An Indian news agency reported that the management of the shopping mall provides security to the shop. There is no lock on the main entry point. Instead, it is closed with an iron chain.
The report said that five security guards were sleeping at the time of the incident. After seeing the vandalism in the shop, he informed the shop owner Mridul Raj Walia about the robbery.
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The shop owners said that the exact determination of the loss would be done only after going through the sales and purchase records. The total cost of the stolen 25 smartphones is INR6 Lakh.
A case has been registered and investigation is going on. Law enforcement agencies looked at security camera footage to look for clues.
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Police suspect that a key employee was involved in the incident.
SHO Jasbir Singh said the suspects were familiar with the shop and knew where the phones were kept.
He said the thieves broke into the cash drawer before opening the cupboard with a screwdriver. He threw the box before taking the phone away.