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Thief nabbed within 40 minutes of stealing mobile phones, cash at New Alipore

Kolkata: A thief was nabbed within 40 minutes of committing the crime, at New Alipore on the wee hours of Wednesday.

According to police, at around 2:30 am on Wednesday, police control room received a call from Arindam Chatterjee of Shitalatala Road, at Sahapur in New Alipore.

He stated that someone had entered his house by breaking the latch of the window on the first floor and climbing up the sewage pipe. The accused then managed to steal two high-end mobile phones and some cash from Chatterjee's room.

New Alipore police station was alerted about the incident soon. Within a few minutes, a team from New Alipore police station reached the spot and started probing.

While inspecting the premises, a slipper was found near the boundary wall of the house. Based on a hunch, police divided themselves into teams and started searching for possible suspects at New Alipore and Majherhat railway stations.

At around 3:15 am, a police team noticed a youth at the platform of New Alipore railway station, who was wearing only one slipper. He was detained immediately. While searching him,

police recovered 15 mobile phones, including the two stolen from Chatterjee's house, as well as the cash. He was later arrested at New Alipore police station.

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