New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing his friend's three mobile phones in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar area, police said on Saturday.

Acting on a complaint by Aman Raj on Tuesday, Abid Khan's mobile phone location was zeroed in and he was arrested, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said.

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During interrogation, Khan said Raj was his friend and he knew him since school days, but they met after a year. Raj planned to buy a mobile phone from Moti Bagh and the two went there, according to Thakur.

After purchasing a new phone, Raj stopped his car near an outlet in Malviya Nagar to buy water. When he went out of the car, Khan took the bag containing three mobile phones -- one new and two old -- and fled from the spot, the DCP said.

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He was apparently running out of money and that is why he stole the phones, one of which was already sold to an unknown person, police added. PTI

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