Bike-borne thieves on chain-snatching spree in City

Bike-borne thieves on chain-snatching spree in City

Incidents reported in Banashankari, Chandra Layout, Jnanabharathi and Vijayanagar station police limits

Bike-borne thieves on chain-snatching spree in City

A spate of chain-snatching incidents was reported on Tuesday with bike-borne men targeting four women in various parts of the City.

6 am, Banashankari

In the first incident, two men astride a motorbike relieved an elderly woman of her gold chain weighing 12 gm while she was drawing rangoli in front of her house in Banashankari. The police said the woman had failed to notice the colour or the registration number of the vehicle.

11:45 am, Chandra Layout

A 64-year-old woman was robbed of her gold chain in Canara Bank Colony in Chandra Layout. According to the police, Savitamma was walking towards a relative’s house when two men came on a bike, snatched her gold chain weighing 35 gm from behind, and fled the spot.

12:15 pm, Jnanabharathi

A woman was relieved of her gold chain weighing 65 gm by two bike-borne men when she was walking towards a bus stop in NGEF Layout under the Jnanabharathi police station limits.

The victim Girijamba, a housewife and resident of Tavarekere, has lodged a complaint with jurisdictional police.

12:45, Vijayanagar

A 60-year-old woman was robbed of her gold ornament at Vinayaka Layout in Vijayanagar. The police said that around 12.45 pm, Kamalamma, a resident of Vinayaka Layout, was walking back home after visiting a temple.

As she reached the entrance of her house, two persons came on a bike and on the pretext of asking her for an address, snatched her gold chain weighing 15 gm and sped away. She raised an alarm and the neighbours alerted the police.

Incidents of bike-borne men, wearing helmets, targeting vulnerable senior citizens are on the rise in the City.

A few weeks back, 10 such incidents were reported on a single day. The police are yet to make a breakthrough in the cases reported in the recent past.

A senior police officer said, “The investigation is going on and we have obtained certain vital clues about the incidents. We are putting in every possible effort to nab the robbers.

As soon as chain-snatching incidents were reported, ‘nakabandi’ had been set up at different points in the City and two-wheelers were checked. A youth took to his heels  abandoning his bike when he noticed the police near Jnanabharathi. The police have detained him for questioning. It is learnt he is not involved in chain-snatching incidents,” the officer added.