After observing continual theft of cell phones in Duvvada and other industrial areas in Gajuwaka constituency limits, Visakhapatnam Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) R Damodar Rao has set up a team to nab the culprits. Crime inspector K Pydapu Naidu, sub inspector G Santosh, head constable P Narsing Rao, constables Venkat Rao and Srinivas Rao are members of the team appointed by DCP for nabbing cell phone thieves.
The team has succeeded in nabbing Mekala Sriniu, aged 27 years, native of Banja Nagaram village of Odisha and son of Pentayya and another person Driver Srinu son of Venkateswarlu native of Jogin Peta village, Golugonda mandal of Vizag Agency Area. Both of these persons are used to hire one Maruthi Swift Dzire car bearing registration number AP 31 BH 5588 and used to roam between Tirupathi and Barampuram. They have made Vizag city as center point and steal cell phones. Mekala Srinu also used to train new persons in stealing cell phones.
They are selling theft phones to Aavula Somanadri alias Chinna and Sunny at Akiveedu. Police teams have recovered 30 Android phones worth Rs Rs 3.7 Lakhs. Crime No 261 /2018 under section 379 of IPC was registered against the above culprits at Duvvada police station as revealed to the media by DCP (Crime).