Capital police nabbed five member gang of habitual mobile lifters informed T Amo, superintendent of police, Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh.
The arrested have been identified as Bem Abram (19), Tagru Joram (18), Rohan Tamang (18), Risso Tadak (18) and Vijay Chetri (18). However The alleged gang leader, Pattey Sonam is absconding and efforts are on to nab him, informed SP Amo.
Police team led by SS Jha of Naharlagun police station on Sunday, arrested them in connection with a case registered in the Naharlagun police station regarding a stolen cell phone, which has been recovered, along with two other cell phones, robbed from helipad colony and A-Sector Nlg on 30/01/2018 for which there were no FIR but owners have been identified.
In addition, the five arrested have admitted to have robbed nine other cell phones, along with cash from various locations in Naharlagun Township, informed the SP.