Sample letter to police to report lost or stolen mobile phone

I recently registered a police complaint regarding a lost/stolen iPhone. You can download a sample letter I used to register the police complaint, reporting the lost phone.

My wife recently lost her iPhone at a public gathering place. We suspect it was lost from her pocket while getting up from a chair or it was stolen by someone from her pocket or bag. After blocking outgoing calls from the mobile number, we filed a complaint to the police. We weren't expecting the police would trace the phone but did it as a formality to avoid any hassles to us in case the phone was abused by the person who stole or got it.

Sample police complaint letter format for registering lost mobile phone

Sample letter to register police complaint for the lost or stolen mobile phone

Here is the format of a letter, which I used to file the police complaint:

Officer in charge,
_____________ Police Station,
_____________ District,
Kerala, India.

Sub: Loss of the Mobile phone

Respected sir,

I am <name>, w/o <husband/father's name>, currently residing at <address>. On April 13, 2014, I lost my phone at the <location> at <place>.

The mobile is an Apple iPhone 4, with a removable red color case. The IMEI number of the phone is <IMEI number> and the serial number of the device is <serial number>. The mobile number of the SIM used in the lost phone is <mobile number>. Approximate value of the new device of this model is Rs 30,000.

You are requested to kindly register the complaint and give me an attested copy of this complaint so that I can submit this to the service provider to block the phone number and prevent potential abuse of my SIM.

I shall be obliged if you kindly take action to trace and recover the lost device.

Yours faithfully,
April 16, 2014. <Name & Signature>
<Contact Number>

Make sure you are providing the accurate IMEI number, serial number, color and model number of the lost phone. If you suspect any specific person have stolen it, you may provide additional information about the suspect.

Download sample letter to register complaint with police

You can download a sample letter, which gives you the format to report a complaint to the police reporting your stolen mobile phone. Make sure you make appropriate changes to the letter for your specific case. Use this only as a format and do not submit it without making appropriate changes to match your situation.

Sample Police complaint for lost or stolen mobile phone

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Guest Author: SRUSHTI26 Jul 2015

In Ahmedabad area, Gujarat, policemen are asking for affidavit to log a complaint for the phone that was snatched in public. In DNA article of Mumbai, it is stated that no need of affidavit [refer:}

Is same thing applicable in Ahmedabad area of Gujarat? Please revert soon.

Guest Author: Vishnu R24 Aug 2015

Sir I lost my mobile phone Samsung galaxy Street Duos 3. Would it really help to register a police complaint to recover it?

Guest Author: Mohammad Hamza19 Sep 2015

Sir, please track this mobile phone which has following details:
IMEI NO:352168062546808
MOBILE:Samsung Galaxy S4
Model no:GT-I9515
Purchased in Saudi arabia on 22 Aug 2014
Lost in Aligarh,UP,India on 11 august 2015

Guest Author: Navnath Phapal28 Sep 2015

Sir, please track this mobile phone which has following details:
IMEI NO:356517064127981
MOBILE:Samsung Galaxy G350
Model no:G-350
Purchased in Majalgaon Dist, Beed
Lost in shanivar peth, Pune, India on 27th September 2015.

If you find please contact me at 8380979191

Guest Author: Rajiv Kumar Chopra06 Oct 2015

Chankyapuri Police Station,
New Delhi

Subject - I have lost my mobile phone (SAMSUNG model: DOS smart phone today on 06/10/2015 in Yashwant Place,Chankya puri area near Bank of Baroda.My phone containing two Airtel sims no. 9650290038 and 9871387336.Both the sims have been blocked.Kindly arrange to do the necessary police help regarding its trace as well as lodging of police complaint.

with regards

Rajiv Kumar Chopra

ADDRESS : 49 D, Pocket F,GTB Enclave,
CONTACT NO. 8510007748

Guest Author: Ramvtar shrma29 Nov 2015

Vrindavan Police Station,

Subject - I have lost my mobile phone phone today on 28/11/2015 in Vrindavan. My phone contains two BSNL SIM no.9461022793 - the sims have been blocked. Kindly arrange to do the necessary police help regarding its trace as well as lodging of a police complaint.

With regards
Ramvtar shrma

Guest Author: M Manish01 Dec 2015

Officer in charge
Shakchi Police Station,

Subject - I have lost my mobile phone phone on 09/11/2015 in Shakchi Bazaar Hotal Mansarowar Line . My phone contains two Aircel SIM no.9852267909 - the sims have been blocked. Kindly arrange to do the necessary police help regarding its trace as well as lodging of a police complaint.

Please track this mobile phone which has following details:
IMEI NO:358185067175999,358185067175997
MOBILE:Samsung Galaxy
Model no:E-7
Purchased in Mamta Enterprises,Mango,Jamshedpur.
Lost in,Shakchi Bazaar,Jamshedpur, on 09th November 2015 5.15 pm.
If you find please contact me at 9570003900

With regards
M Manish

Author: Vandana05 Dec 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Readers are advised not to submit details of their devices and their letters here but at the local police station in their area where the phone was lost. The author has just related his own experience and provided a sample letter as an example of how to format such a complaint letter. The author is not expected to forward your letters to the police.

Guest Author: kalu07 Dec 2015

Please find below the details of my mobile & SIM card ID -921081-296,9210464796) which was stolen from my house in Rithala village, Delhi - 110085 since -6/12/015. The phone is Nokia, Micromax. I request you to inform that if anybody finds it and uses/ misuses SIM card for calling, I would be not responsible for that. It would be really great if you help me in finding my cell.

Guest Author: VISHANT GUPTA24 Jul 2019

Please track this mobile phone which has following details:
IMEI NO: 862181043408199, 862181043408207
MOBILE: Redmi 6 gold Rose Gold
Model no: redmi 6
Purchased in online Flipkart (Savan Retailers Private Limited, Avaashya CCI Logistics Ltd Ranaissance Industrial Park Building no B-2, Kalyan Padgha road, Kalyan- Padgha road, Village .
Lost in, On July 23, 2019 Time 10:35pm, I lost my phone at the Balbir Nagar Near Jain Mandir JAIN PROPERTIES.
If you find please contact me at 9818336107, 8287750558, 9891178884,