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Ring any bells? Victims of cellphone theft get surprise chance to claim devices back

By The Siberian Times reporter
13 February 2018

Man, 31, had a stash of more than 1,200 phones - all of them stolen, say police.

Victims of theft will hopefully be reunited with their devices. Picture: Tyva police

The detained man - so far unnamed - faces up to two years in jail if convicted after police claim to have smashed a mobile phone racket. 

Pictures show the astonishing haul of smart phones which he is accused of buying at a fraction of their market value - knowing they were stolen - in order to resell them.

Police searched his property in Kyzyl, capital of Tuva Republic in southern Siberia, and found five bags crammed with Samsung Galaxies, iPhones and other leading brands.

Now officers will  check every one of them against a database of phones reported lost or stolen.

Man, 31, had a stash of more than 1,200 phones - all of them stolen, say police.


Man, 31, had a stash of more than 1,200 phones - all of them stolen, say police.


Man, 31, had a stash of more than 1,200 phones - all of them stolen, say police.
The man was detained and is currently held in a temporary detention cell. Pictures: Tyva police


Victims of theft will hopefully be reunited with their devices. 

The man worked at a phone repair shop in the city. 

A criminal case was opened under Part One of Clause 175 of Russian Criminal Code for purchasing and re-selling property that was obtained in a criminal way. 

Maximum punishment under this clause is two years of jail. 

The man was detained and is currently held in a temporary detention cell. 

Comments (1)

Who ever owns these phones? Well...I wouldn't use one of them again for the reason they might have been compromised & the data/identity's may have been sold on already. So don't say you haven't been warned.

Jaker, Dundalk
14/02/2018 01:37
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