Chain snatchers on the prowl again, target 4 women in 4 hours

After a brief lull, chain snatchers seem to have become active again. Four women lost their gold chains in separate but apparently coordinated incidents in northern and northeastern parts of Bengaluru between 5.10 pm and 8.30 pm on Wednesday. Two men, riding a black motorcycle, are suspected to be involved in all the cases. Police are checking the CCTV footage in the localities where the incidents were reported.

Basaveshwara Nagar, 5.10 pm The men tailed Lakshmamma as she walked to a temple on 8th main road. The pillion rider snatched her chain. Rajagopala Nagar, 5.30 pm The gang followed Susheela as she headed to the local market. The men waylaid her near the water tank in GKW Layout. One of them lunged at her to snatch the chain but the woman showed grit and held onto the ornament. The chain broke off, and the men were content to flee with just one piece.

Sahakaranagar, 6.30 pm Shashi Ram lost her gold chain in a similar manner on 15th main road, 20th Cross, Sahakaranagar, while returning home. Yelahanka, 8.30 pm The men followed Sulochana, a resident of Yelahanka 1st Cross, and snatched her 30-gram gold chain near the Corporation Bank ATM.

4 held for chain-snatchings
The Basavanagudi police have arrested four men and recovered Rs 4.80 lakh worth of stolen gold chains, Rs 6,000 in cash and a motorcycle from them. Rahul, 22, a resident of Tavarekere, Sudarshan, 20, from Jigani, Venkatesh, 32, from Electronics City, and Surya, 20, from Veerasandra, were arrested near Cauvery petrol station off Lalbagh west gate when they were reportedly attempting to rob people. Police said the men had earlier snatched the gold chains of women in Siddapura, JP Nagar, Suryanagar and Banashankari.
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