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A 53- year- old woman from San­pada be­came the lat­est vic­tim of chain snatch­ing when she came out for a morn­ing walk on Wed­nes­day.

Ac­cord­ing to t he po­lice, Meera Nair, a res­i­dent of sec­tor 3, went out alone for a walk at 6.25 am.

As she was walk­ing along the road, a man wear­ing a blue T- shirt came on a bike and stopped near her.

“The vic­tim could not iden­tify that man as he was wear­ing hel­met. As she ig­nored him and started walk­ing ahead, the man lunged and snatched her gold neck­lace worth Rs25,000 and fled on his bike,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from San­pada po­lice sta­tion.

Nair shouted for help, but no one came for­ward.

She later went to the po­lice sta­tion and reg­is­tered a case.

“One of the big­gest prob­lems in de­tect­ing chain­snatch­ing cases is that the cul­prits use stolen ve­hi­cles. So even if we man­age to get the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber of their mo­tor­cy­cles, we can­not catch them,” said an of­fi­cer from the crime branch.

Apart from chain snatch­ings, the po­lice have also reg­is­tered sev­eral mo­bile phone snatch­ing cases this year.

“We sug­gest women not to travel wear­ing jew­ellery in the early mor ning and late evening,” he said.

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