Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fashion student, accomplice arrested for shoplifting Wannabe designer would steal cosmetics and sell them to Andheri trader

Fashion student, accomplice arrested for shoplifting
Wannabe designer would steal cosmetics and sell them to Andheri trader

Uwait Ali Sayed does not have anything to complain in life, considering the aspiring fashion designer is pursuing a course of his interest and has a family affluent enough to support his interests. But even his family members were in for a shock on Sunday, when he along with his accomplice was arrested by the Bandra police allegedly for stealing cosmetics and other health products from a medical store in Bandra. Sayed’s aim: To sell the stolen goods for some extra pocket money and support his fun and flair.
“We have arrested two youth, both in their twenties, who would visit the medical store and pick up expensive cosmetics and health products. They have been booked under sections 380 and 34 of the IPC,”said an officer from the Bandra police. While Uwait has been remanded in police custody till August 30, his accomplice Samad Siddiqui (20), who has faced earlier arrests, has been ordered judicial custody. Now, the police are looking for the Andheri-based dealer who would buy the stolen goods from the two youth.
It was after the Bandra police received a complaint from the Asian Chemist store on August 8, regarding two boys spotted on their CCTV cameras who were making away with their products without having paid for them. The store, which encourages self-service, seems to have been the ideal place for the youth help themselves to the products on display and disappear without making any payment.
“While one of them would engage the staff pretending to shop, the other would pick products without our knowledge. We would have never found out, but one day, a customer came early morning to buy a product which I remembered having put on a shelf the night before. But, not seeing it there the next morning, we decided to check the CCTV footage and caught their theft,” said a staff from the medical store.
According to the police, the youth stole products in all worth about Rs95,079. However, the police suspect their shoplifting was not limited to just one store and are now probing if two had visited other stores to make a quick buck.

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