Crime beat

Vehicle-lifter nabbed

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Police arrested a person for theft of vehicles and their accessories. Two matador vehicles, six tyres and three batteries - all worth Rs 5 lakh have been recovered from him in Sanjaynagar on Wednesday.
Anantaram (29), a resident of Kamakshipalya, used to lift vehicles during night in order to lead a luxurious life, the police said. The accused was released from jail three months ago. With his arrest, vehicle-lifting cases of Basaveshwarnagar and Mahalakshmi Layout have been solved, the police claimed.

Gold chain worth Rs 70,000 snatched

»Yet another woman has lost her gold chain in the City. This time, it was a college lecturer who was relieved of her 50 gm gold chain worth Rs 70,000 when she was returning home from college in Chandra Layout on Wednesday.

Two unidentified persons on bike snatched the gold chain of Asha Rani, a Hindi lecturer at Vidya Sagar College in Vijayanagar.

Aged woman duped of her ornaments

» Sakamma (82), a resident of Lakshmipura was duped of her gold chain worth Rs 40,000 by a woman in her late fifties, who posed as her well-wisher. The incident took place at Kempegowda Nagar on Wednesday afternoon.

Sakamma was returning home after shopping at Gandhi Bazaar. When she reached Lakshmi Venkatesha Kalyan Mantap, a middle-aged woman approached her. Soon taking Sakamma into her confidence, she cautioned her about the chain-snatching incidents in the City. 

After walking a distance with Sakamma, she advised her to keep her chain safely. Later, she removed the chain from Sakamma’s neck and pretended to tie it into a knot in her saree. The accused soon bid bye. On returning home, when Sakamma untied the knot in her saree, the gold chain was found missing.
“There is a gang in the City, which targets only aged women. Their modus operandi is simple, they approach unsuspecting aged women, befriend them and later dupe them,” said SI H K Ramesh Kumar.

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