Inspired by TV Show, Steal 3 Copper Wires to Buy iPhone: Madhya Pradesh Cops

Inspired by TV show, Steal 3 wires to buy iPhone: Madhya Pradesh Cops

The police also recovered valuables worth Rs 3.52 lakh from the suspect. (representative)

Sehore, Madhya Pradesh:

Inspired by a TV serial, a group of three youths, including two minors, allegedly started stealing to buy “iPhones” and travel in Nasrullaganj town in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, a police official said on Thursday.

The trio were arrested on Wednesday in connection with a robbery incident that took place at a shop in the Krishi Upaj Mandi area of ​​Sehore on the night of January 12.

The suspects have been identified as Ashutosh Vishwakarma and two others are minors. Police also recovered valuables worth Rs 3.52 lakh from their possession, officials said.

Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Akash Amalkar said, “Lokendra Sharma, who runs a motorcycle pick-up shop near Krishi Upaj Mandi under the confines of Nasrullaganj Police Station, filed a complaint about a theft incident on January 13. He told the police that he entered his store during the night and when he reached the store the next morning, the lock of the store was broken. When he entered the store, he found that copper wires and the rotor plate of the motor were missing.”

Following the complaint, a police team was formed and the investigation began.

During the investigation, when CCTV cameras from nearby locations were checked, it came to light that three youths had committed the crime.

After that, the police caught them and during the interrogation they told the police that they wanted to buy iPhones and visit Indore. In addition, they got the inspiration to commit theft from a TV series,” he added.

“Suspect Ashutosh took a car from his house and bought spray paint from a paint shop. They smeared spray paint on the camera, broke the lock of the shop and fled with the valuables. The suspects have confessed to the crime and further investigation into the case is ongoing,” SDOP further added.

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