Delhi Police has taken the charge to alert DU students of mobile snatching by conducting an attentiveness drive in North campus, Delhi University. From last few weeks, mobile theft cases around North Campus have been reported to the police station which alarmed police to make DU students more cautious. An elegant well-dressed girl in her 20s driving in white Brio roams around the campus and students with the intention of snatching their mobile phones away in a very sophisticated way. In her car, she reaches up to any student and asks to let her make an emergency call claiming that her phone is out of battery. Students considering her a humble girl give away their phones in order to help but the moment she gets hold of the phone, a man with her in Brio drives away making the owners of the phones shouting behind them.
However the thief is still not caught by the police, in initiative has been taken by the police in order to warn the students of the different possibilities and tactics that thieves usually use in order to con them. Two cops in plain clothes, following the same pattern as the thieves, drove off with students’ phones to teach them to be more careful. Initially, students were shocked how someone like this could drive off with their phones but later; police restoring their identity informed them that it is the harsh reality that people actually do such things to steal phones. It is new innovative and witty tactics used by new educated thieves as according to police, thieves speak fluent English and look very elegant that no one could actually get a single doubt against them.
Aarti Sharma, SHO, Maurice Nagar, and sub-inspector Ram Chandra also spoke to students travelling in rickshaws. They explained how students often plug earphones in and carry their phones in the hands so irresolutely that anyone could readily snatch it away while travelling in bus, metro, rickshaws or simply walking down the road. Police has advised numerous careful things to avoid snatching their valuable belongings.
Source: Times of India