Gold worth Rs 1.80 lakh robbed from two

Gold worth Rs 1.80 lakh robbed from two

After a brief lull, bike-borne chain snatcher has robbed two women, while he failed in his third bid in the city on Tuesday.

In the first case that occurred around 5.45 pm in Vijayanagar police limits, Padmini was on her evening stroll when a youth on a motorcycle came from the opposite direction and yanked off the chain. Padmini who became alert, held the chain tightly, lost only 10 grams of the total 35 grams mangal sutra. The lost part of the valuable is estimated to cost Rs 20,000.

A resident of second cross, 14th main, first stage in Vijayanagar, Padmini is the wife of retired tahsildar Purushotham.

In the second case, reported at 6.30 pm in V V Puram police limits, Parimala Bai was relieved of her mangalsutra worth Rs 1.60 lakh. An employee of Indian Overseas Bank, Yadavagiri branch, Parimala Bai is a resident of fifth B cross in Brindavan extension. The incident occurred, when she along with her husband B R Raghunath, was on evening stroll on high tension road in the locality.

The third case, reported from near Yoganarasimha Swamy temple in Vijayanagar around 7.45 pm, a young girl raised an alarm as soon as a youth tried to rob her, who fled the scene.

7 dacoits held on Mys-B’lore highway

N R police in Mysore have arrested a gang of seven dacoits who were all set to strike on Tuesday.

The accused have been identified as Sumesh, Joseph Christie, Roban, Rakesh, Tiljo, Aneesh and  Rejeesh. They belong to Trissur and Ernakulam in Kerala State. The police have also seized three cars worth Rs 10 lakh, besides lethal weapons, packets of chilli powder, rope, clubs, long, dagger among others.

According to the investigators, the arrested are wanted in several cases in their home State. They were preparing to strike, at an abandoned home on the highway when the police team swooped on them.

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