Ukraine envoy loses iPhone to snatcher in broad daylight on Delhi street

Published: September 22, 2017
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Dr Igor Polikha was trying to get a good shot of the Red Fort when a man snatched his iPhone and ran off.

Dr Igor Polikha was trying to get a good shot of the Red Fort when a man snatched his iPhone and ran off.

Dr Igor Polikha was trying to get a good shot of the Red Fort when a man snatched his iPhone and ran off. Dr Igor Polikha was trying to get a good shot of the Red Fort when a man snatched his iPhone and ran off. PHOTO COURTESY: NNI

Losing smartphones to snatchers is a common practice on the streets of Delhi. The latest victim is none other than the Ukraine ambassador to India.

According to Hindustan Times, Dr Igor Polikha was trying to get a good shot of the Red Fort when a man snatched his iPhone and ran off.

The envoy left his official car and driver in a parking lot at Daryaganj and wandered alone towards Red Fort around 9am on Wednesday. An enthusiastic photographer, the ambassador took out his iPhone while standing on a road in Angoori Bagh.

The Red Fort in Delhi. PHOTO COURTESY: RAZA RUMI

But he had barely taken a photo or two when an unidentified man dashed towards him, snatched his phone and ran away.

The snatcher was so quick that the ambassador couldn’t even think of chasing him. He did, however, note some details of the thief and has provided the description to the police.

According to sources, the stolen iPhone was found switched off immediately after the crime. The phone contained mostly personal data and information of the ambassador.

“The ambassador said he must have used his iPhone to take photos of thousands of places and people in Delhi, but this was the first time he found himself in such a situation,” said a senior investigator.

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