Man Stole Online Seller's iPhone In Delhi For Better TikTok Videos: Cops

The accused had met the complainant to buy an iPhone from him, but he snatched the phone and fled.

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Man Stole Online Seller's iPhone In Delhi For Better TikTok Videos: Cops

The accused earned money from making videos on TikTok (Representational)


New Delhi: 

A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly snatching a mobile phone in East Delhi's Preet Vihar, police said Sunday.

During interrogation the accused, Jatin Nagar, said he had stolen the phone as it had all the features to make high-quality videos, they said, adding that he used to earn money by posting videos on an app, TikTok.

Nagar is a resident of Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

On Wednesday, Jatin Chhabra, in a complaint at Preet Vihar police station, said he had given an advertisement on a website to sell his iPhone and had met Nagar near Preet Vihar at 6pm to sell it, a senior police officer said.

Chhabra, a resident of Gujaranwala town, said the sale was finalised at Rs 80,000, but Nagar snatched the phone and fled, he said.

"Nagar was arrested on Saturday from Vikas Marg in East Delhi," Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh said.

Nagar was working at a call centre in Kaushambi in Ghaziabad, police said, adding that he had no previous criminal record.

The snatched mobile phone and one bike have been recovered, they added.



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