Snatchers brandish gun to flee with 1 lakh from salon owner
Woman Was Waiting For A Cab Near Krishna Nagar Journalist’s cellphone snatched near Ashram
New Delhi: Snatchers targeted the owner of a salon near Krishna Nagar in east Delhi on Sunday and fled with her bag containing Rs 1 lakh cash and some valuable documents.
Hearing the calls of help from the woman, a few passersby tried to chase and catch the duo who were fleeing with the bag. But they backed off after one of the accused pointed a gun towards them.
In her complaint, the victim told the police that the incident happened around 10.45pm near Shahdara Delhi when she was heading home from her studio. When she reached the CCN Den Main Road to board a cab to south Delhi, a man came towards her on a bike and snatched her bag. Another man boarded the bike soon after and they started driving towards a market area nearby.
“The woman raised an alarm and alerted the passersby. They chased the men through the crowded road, but one of the accused pulled out a pistol-like object and threatened to shoot them. Seeing the weapon, the youths backed off. The accused then escaped through the crowded roads,” said a police official.
The salon owner said that the bag contained her daily income. She suffered minor scratches in her arm during the incident.
After she informed the PCR, a team from the Krishna Nagar police station reached the scene. A forensic team was also called to the spot.
The CCTV footage from the area are being scanned to identify the men. Eyewitnesses claimed that the criminals used a black-coloured bike that had no number plate.
Police have not ruled out the possibility of the involvement of an interstate gang in the recent spate of snatchings.
Snatchers target woman returning from her birthday party; One of them pulls her handbag from her shoulder. The woman tries to chase them but the men drive away towards Kalkaji
Snatchers target a salon owner who was returning home from work. Accused flee with her handbag that had Rs 1 lakh in cash and several important documents
A journalist and his friend returning from a workout session in an autorickshaw attacked by snatchers. They force the auto to slow down and flee with the journalist’s phone New Delhi: A journalist travelling in an autorickshaw was targeted by snatchers near the Ashram crossing on Monday morning. The men snatched the mobile phone from the journalist's hand and fled.
The victim later approached Nizamuddin police station to register a complaint, but was asked to file an e-FIR that can be lodged for theft cases.
The journalist, Pushkar Banakar, and his friends were coming back from a playground in Lajpat Nagar. When the autorickshaw reached the Ashram flyover to take a turn towards Bhogal, two men on a bike slowed down beside the vehicle and signalled at something. The auto driver slowed down to check when the man riding pillion suddenly snatched Pushkar’s phone.
“I nearly fell off the autorickshaw, but my friend caught my arm and saved me. The snatchers drove towards the DND flyway. They might have been following us and chose the stretch to escape easily,” said Pushkar. He reached the Nizamuddin police station immediately, where he was asked to either go to the Sunlight Colony police station to register a complaint or register an e-FIR.
Pushkar added that he was even told about the benefits of registering an e-FIR, after he registered an FIR under Section 379 of the IPC.
He further said that none of the criminals were wearing a helmet, and he could identify the pillion rider. “I would again approach the cops to register a case of causing theft by force.”
The spurt in snatchings despite being the festive season is alarming. Police have not ruled out the possibility of the same group who had attacked a woman intern from a media house on Saturday to be involved in both the incidents.
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