Bengaluru: Robbers intercept truck, take away mobile phones worth Rs 15 crore


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Oct 22: In a filmy incident which happened near Hosur on national highway in the wee hours of Wednesday October 21, robbers stopped a container truck moving towards Mumbai from Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, and looted mobile phones worth about Rs 15 crore.

Mobile phones manufactured by MI mobiles at its manufacturing unit at Sriperumbudur were being transported to Mumbai. The robbery happened near Melumalai forest area near Hosur near here. At around 2 am on Wednesday, a gang blocked the lorry in a deserted area in the forest region. The robbers beat up the lorry driver Arun, and his assistant Kumar, dragged them away into the forest and tied them up to trees. They then drove the lorry about ten kilometres ahead, set up a placard indicating that the lorry had developed problems. Then the other lorry was brought there and the mobile phones were transferred to the other truck. About 14,500 mobile phones were there in the truck, as per an estimate. The robbers decamped with these phones.

A person passing by the road heard people shouting from top of their voices from inside the forest, and went looking. He then contacted the police. The police arrived on the spot and undertook investigation.

The lorry deserted by the robbers was taken into custody by the police. They are now searching for the robbers.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Sanjeeva Pai, Kuppaypadv/Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    May be some ruling party's agents. Raising funds for election. A normal person never dare to do this.

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    ruling party maathra electionalli irodha pai mam?

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Everywhere robbery.... in different different forms... People should be very careful....

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  • imran khalid, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Color Color da meen g Color Color da Ice

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Made in China ...

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Well fixed and designed robbery.

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  • Jigmig, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    This is the right time for police to take frequent rounds in every locality and area if there is a case or not and keep a track on everything. They should enter every lane of the city and village Because of this people will get scared to do anything as there will be police on rounds. Also, this will help the police to reach the spot as early as possible. We need changed India not same India. Every Police station should have 2 or 3 vehicles. Police should keep a watch on every illegal activity. Looking forward for a safe India.

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Of what use are these phones when the IMEI number can be disabled?

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Robbers are busy with online studies they badly need mobiles.

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Same Indian Ruling feku King
    What they are going to do with these Mobiles...?
    Now called Made In India or Make in India

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Oct 23 2020

    Roshan Rodrigues Mangalore,what else?Naturally sell.Instead of sending with lorry at midnight ,they could have sent through cargo flight fast or send during day with other vehicles accompanying.Robbers must have got wind from fracht through insiders.Otherwise how they could know ?Is it from drivers who might get some percent?Thorough investigation is the need of the hour.Firm will get the loss from insurance.

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  • Deshvasi, Bharat

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    "Mobile phones manufactured by MI mobiles at its manufacturing unit at Sriperumbudur"

    "MI Mobiles are originally from CHINA......." 👈

    CHINA IS OUR "ENEMY NEIGHBOR" AND has occupied our Teriroty at LADDAK and GALWAN 4-Mountains.

    Our (useless and utterly failed...illiterate) Pradhan Sevak ALWAYS Barking SAYS "Atma-Nibhar Bharat", then why our enemy countries MI Mobiles are manufactured in India. What is happening...That means our own PM is cheating Whole Indian Citizens...by fooling ALL OF US.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Mi is manufacturing n india unfer make n india proj, n coz f this r local youth r getting employeed

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Probably company can still make these phones unusable by blocking IMEI of these phones !!

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  • sense_shetty, MAngalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Wow

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Karnataka Chowkidar gang leader and his family is busy in making money..... Lawlessness is increasing .....Where is Pistool Rani Shobakka now????

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  • kp, udupi

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    for your information robbery happened near hosur forest area in tamilnadu not karnataka just to target someone is not fair. people must read the news properly and then comment

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    Super should appreciate the planning and execution if they used this brain for good then it would be really superb.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    What do the robbers plan to do with the stolen mobiles ? Chutney, or Sambhaar ??

    Each phone has a serial number and as soon as it's incorporated a sim and activated, the police will know it from the telecommunication companies. Any shop selling them will have to provide details about from who they got it.

    Beware !

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  • Navin Shetty, Manipal/ Bahrain

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    There are tens of ways to change IMEI and MAC addresses of any device, it's easier than it sounds. Do you think the robbers doesn't know this? Any small mobile repair shop next to your house can do this.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Oct 22 2020

    There are other ways to find thieves too! If law enforcement are vigilant....they can catch with the cheap price it is sold and the warranty card!

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