MAN ON BIKE ROBS WOMAN’S GOLD CHAIN WORTH 25,000
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.