Goa police arrested 37 mobile thieves from North coastal belt, 90 mobiles recovered

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Panaji: Goa police arrested 37 thieves recovering 90 mobiles from them, which they had flicked from tourists who were celebrating New Year in state’s Northern coastal belt.

Superintendent of Police (North) Nidhin Valsan told reporters on Monday that three different gangs from Maharashtra, West Bengal and Rajasthan-Delhi were found to be operating in the state, stealing mobiles from the tourists who had arrived here for New Year celebrations.

He said that total 37 thieves were arrested by Calangute and Anjuna police stations recovering 90 mobile phones from them worth Rs 1.5 crore.

The SP congratulated Deputy Superintendent of Police Vishwesh Karpe and Calangute police inspector Paresh Naik for their extraordinary efforts in nabbing the thieves.

Valsan that the thieves were arrested banking on the intelligence inputs that they had received. He said that all three gangs were operating independently.

The SP said that gangs had arrived in the state, with the specific purpose to target tourists and steal mobiles from them. He stated that all kind of mobiles, including some high-end ones, were recovered from them.

Valsan said that during New Year Anjuna police station had received 90 complaints of mobile theft while at Calangute 100 people had registered their complaints.

He said that the number of theft cases are almost half, compared to the last year while the rate of recovery is more.

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