Bag with phones, pass­port snatched

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Vi­jayV.Singh@ times­group.com

Mum­bai: A pil­lion rider snatched the bag of a woman, Ritu Tri­pathi, con­tain­ing her pass­port, bank cards, cell­phones and for­eign cur­rency val­ued at Rs 35,000 on Mon­day.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on a road over-bridge near Kan­di­vli rail­way sta­tion when the vic­tim was trav­el­ling in an auto along with her sis­ter. Ritu, who works in Aus­tralia, is vis­it­ing her fam­ily in Mum­bai. The Samta Na­gar po­lice has reg­is­tered a rob­bery case against two uniden­ti­fied peo­ple and are ex­am­in­ing CCTV footage pro­cured from an es­tab­lish­ment for clues.

The pil­lion rider yanked Ritu’s bag that she had placed on her lap af­ter which the biker sped away.

“The stretch is usu­ally con­gested, but on Mon­day there was lit­tle traf­fic. We have been pa­trolling the area reg­u­larly. Such in­ci­dents have not been re­ported at the stretch in the past. We are ex­am­in­ing CCTV footage of the area for clues,” said Anil Mane, se­nior in­spec­tor at Samta Na­gar po­lice sta­tion. Ritu had planned to stay in the city for a week.

Nitu, works as a med­i­cal of­fi­cer with the po­lice sur­geon, had re­ceived her sis­ter at the air­port. They had booked an app-based cab, but the driver told them to can­cel the book­ing as he wanted to go in an­other di­rec­tion. The two women then hired an auto out­side the air­port at 10 pm. They sus­pect the biker had been fol­low­ing them.

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