Noida: Armed thieves break into mobile showroom, flee with 600 new handsets, cash worth Rs 2.5 crore | Noida News

GREATER NOIDA: Even as cops were busy in security arrangements on the occasion of Diwali, at least three i20-borne armed thieves barged into a mobile showroom in Greater Noida and stole around 600 new phones of different companies kept on the racks and drawers of the showroom along with about Rs 6 lakh cash from inside the cash counter.
The incident happened around 1.30am on Friday when the thieves seated in the i20 arrived at Noor Communication showroom in Saifi market in Greater Noida’s Surajpur area and allegedly cut the six locks and a channel attached to join the shutter.
Possible professionals, the accused allegedly uprooted the DVR of the CCTV set up before escaping from the spot.
At least some of the accused who got down from the i20 and orchestrated the theft have been caught on CCTV cameras installed at some other buildings around the showroom.
In one of the CCTV footages, at least three accused can be seen arriving inside the lane a few meters away from the showroom a few minutes after a police patrolling vehicle leaves the spot.
The accused can be seen speeding over a pothole making the showroom owners suspect that they might be well known to the area.
“They simply arrived there a minute after the police patrol van left. They stopped at some distance and two persons have been caught on camera doing all the movement. One of them was talking on the phone while another could be seen moving around with a bag,” Imran’s younger brother Irfan told TOI.
Irfan said that while the presence of three suspects was clear, they suspect that there could be more than four persons involved in the theft.
“They have taken away around 600 mobiles of Samsung, Redmi, One Plus, Vivo, Techno, Oppo, Redmi, RealMe, Intel, etc. They have even taken out stuff from inside the drawers. It does not seem possible to escape with so much in one vehicle,” he said.
Imran said that the accused opened the cash counter and took out Rs 6 lakh cash which was kept inside the same.
“In all, I have suffered a loss of about Rs 2.5 crore,” he said.
There are as many as eight cameras installed inside and outside the showroom but the accused simply fled with the DVR.
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