In a swift action the Mahadevapura police arrested a gang of four who had come from Delhi to a music event in pheonix mall to steal mobile phones.
The accused has been identified as,Sadam,32,Waseem Ahmed,32, Mohammed Adil,33,and Irshad,29 all four residents of Delhi.
The police cracked the case within two hours of the theft and arrested the accused and recovered 24 phones from them worth Rs 10.5 lakh.
However the fifth accused managed to gave the police a slip and escaped with mobile phones.
efforts are on to track him down.
H Hariyappa,Inspector Mahadevapura,who led the operation has successfully nabbed all the four and recovered expensive phones from them.
The Incident occurred on Saturday night when the music event organized for Holi festival was going on and where around 2,000 guests visited.
The accused who came to know about the event booked the tickets online and came to Bengaluru by train and gained entry.
While the over enthusiastic crowd was high on music and drinks,the accused started stealing expensive phones from the crowd and storing it in their specially designed multi pocket jackets.
One of the guest who noticed the phone was stolen raised alarm.Other guests also alerted and upon checking their phones were also missing.
They raised alarm prompting the police to shut the exit gates and started closely observing the people coming out and caught the accused .
The accused are habitual offenders and their modus operandi is to get into the big events and steal expensive gadgets and valuables and they used to return to Delhi and sell it in Meena bazar a senior officer said.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East,A Subramanyeswara Rao,DCP Whitefield,Girish S,ACP,Shanthamallapa, PI,Hariyappa H,PSIs,as,Sarojini Waghmore,Harsha S,and crime staff as,Ramesh,Suresh, Shivakumar, Purshottam, Bhaskar Kambar,Shivaraj, Hariprasad,Srinivas,Anjanappa Bandivadar,Balaraju has been appreciated for the timely action taken by them and arresting four notorious mobile lifting gang and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.