Four incidents of chain snatching were reported from different parts of the city on the first day of 2014. Gold ornaments worth Rs 2 lakh were stolen by the accused in these instances.

The first incident was reported around noon, from sector 25 of Pradhikaran in Nigdi, after a bike-borne duo snatched a gold chain from Vandana Umbrajkar (58), while she was getting inside her car parked in front of her house.

Around 1 pm, in two separate incidents reported from Wadgaon Dhayari area, two unidentified accused swiped gold chains of Karuna Chavan (50), a resident of Sangli, and Aarti Deshpande (50), of Dhayari, while they were walking on the main road.

The fourth incident was reported around 6 pm near Niranjan hospital in Sadashiv Peth, when miscreants snatched the gold chain of Surekha Bagade, a resident of Sadashiv Peth. Separate complaints have been registered against the accused at Khadak, Dattawadi and Nigdi police stations.