India, Sept. 12 -- A couple, who allegedly purchased stolen or snatched cellphones, was arrested along with a snatcher by the east district's special staff, the police said on Wednesday.

A total of 46 stolen cellphones and one motorcycle that the snatcher is believed to have used for committing the crimes were recovered from the arrested persons.

The police said that with their arrest eight cases of snatching and thefts were solved.

Deputy commissioner of police (east) Jasmeet Singh said that to curb street crimes, the special staff team had been tasked with initiating action against snatchers and receivers of their stolen properties. "The team questioned several such criminals to understand the pattern of how they dispose of the stole...