2 snatchers rob 6 gold chains in 90 minutes

Oct 30, 2013, 01:41 IST | Salil Urunkar

All that glitters is not � safe to wear, not at this time of the year. The city witnessed five chain-snatching episodes within a span of one-and-a-half hours on Tuesday morning. Police said the same two suspects riding a black bike were involved in all the crimes.

The first case was reported at 7.45 am from Sanas Plaza apartments in Subhashnagar, which falls under the jurisdiction of Khadak police station. Vishakha Dalal (40), a housewife, was parking her vehicle, when two unidentified persons rode by her and grabbed her 17-gram gold mangalsutra.

The second incident was reported at 8.30 am from Prabhat Road. Nanda Vitthal Khandare (45), also a housewife, said in her complaint that she was walking down the road in front of Sai Tara building when two men snatched her 42.5-gram gold chain.

Fifteen minutes after that, the suspects seized two gold necklaces from 75-year-old Indumati Rasiklal Shah, a resident of Dhankawadi, who had gone at Sandesh Society in Sahakarnagar. The chains were worth Rs 1.87 lakh.

Another two such incidents were reported from Swargate at 9 am and 9.15 am, the crime committed by the same duo, cops suspect. ACP Rajendra Bhamare said, “Due to the festive season, we are observing a spike in chain snatching incidents. We are carrying out nakabandi (vehicle checks at regular distances) at various spots.  

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