Hit-n-miss: Chain snatcher on robbing spree

Three cases registered in a span of two days in city; police chief meets victims

In a split second, a two-wheeler rider yanked off the gold chain from a homemaker, in broad daylight in Saraswatipuram police limits here on Wednesday.

Simran, a resident of Saraswatipuram was taking her kid to school when a two-wheeler came from behind and snatched the gold chain weighing 10 grams. The incident occurred near Kamakshi hospital at 10.45 am.

Simran, a native of Mumbai is staying here along with her husband who is employed with Infosys. Prior to Simran, the same assailant made a vain bid to rob an elderly woman on the same road.

The woman identified as Lakshmamma, 62, was on foot when she felt a hand on her back. She mistook it for a vehicle hitting her from the rear side and sat in the middle of the road.

 It was only later, after the arrival of police she got to know it was robbery attempt on her.

Nabbed

In another incident, exemplary in nature, three youths risked their lives and nabbed a fleeing chain snatcher in Kuvempunagar police limits on Tuesday.

At Kuvempunagar

Deepti, daughter of Shankaran and resident of Aniketana road in Kuvempunagar was waylaid by a youth near Basudev Somani College around 8.45 pm. The girl raised an alarm, alerting three youths passing by.

Upon noticing the trio coming towards him, the assailant made good his escape on a moped he was riding. The three followed him to a distance and eventually nabbed him with the help of others. He was beaten black and blue before handing him over to police.

 He is identified as Manjunath alias Manju, son of Ramu, a resident of Kanakagiri on Sewage Farm road in Vidyaranyapuram. He was produced before a magistrate on Wednesday and has been remanded in judicial custody.

Dipti’s father Shankaran is personal assistant to Nanjangud MLA V Sreenivas Prasad.
Police commissioner K L Sudheer met the victims at the respective police stations on Wednesday night.

Ugadi norms

Police Commissioner K L Sudheer has warned the people against perpertrators taking undue advantage during Ugadi festival on March 23. Women are hereby warned against flaunting of gold ornaments while leaving their homes.

In case of any complaints, people may contact police control room on 100, 2418139, 2418339, said a press release.

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