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Wednesday, April 17 2024

Techie falls prey to conmen; gets bricks instead iPhone, laptop

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Bengaluru: A software engineer was duped by two conmen in the city on Thursday when he bought an iPhone and a laptop at a throwaway price only to later find that the brightly covered packet contained bricks.

The incident occured when Venkat Narayana, who lives in HSR Layout II stage, was accosted by two men on Venkatapura road while he was on his way home from work.

The duo showed him the expensive gadgets and offered to give them to him at the bargain price, claiming they were badly in need of money.

The engineer checked the gadgets which were in good condition and hence readily agreed to buy them. He went to a nearby ATM, withdrew the money the duo had asked for.

The two men gave him a plastic bag, which he assumed had the laptop and iPhone, while they sped away.

Narayana who was excited to have bought expensive gadgets at a throwaway price opened the bag on reaching home only to find bricks inside. He rushed to the Madiwala police station and lodged a complaint.
The police are verifying the CCTV footage from in and around the area to identify the conmen.

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