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Cell phone con nabbed

A 27-year-old man who allegedly used to pose as an area manager of Apple and dupe people by taking money with a promise to sell second-hand iPhones was arrested from Salt Lake on Wednesday.

Police said Asish Dey of Varanasi used to give advertisements on online classified sites claiming to own various models of iPhones which he was ready to sell at prices between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000.

“He used to ask prospective buyers to come to the Karunamoyee crossing in Salt Lake, take money from them and asked them to wait at there till he returned with the iPhone. He never returned,” said a senior officer of Bidhannagar commissionerate.

The police identified him from a CCTV camera footage and tracked him down through his cell phone.