3 youths on looting spree in Sec 28, two robbed in 20 minutes

  • None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 18, 2014 15:34 IST

On Friday night three youths went on a robbing spree and targeted two persons. Riding on a motorcycle, they robbed two people at knife point. Even though the police control room was informed about the first incident, it could not stop another snatching occur red within 20 minutes of the call.

First, the robbers attacked a person in sector 28 and another near the Industrial Area light point on Friday night. The two city residents, including a teacher, were robbed in a span of an hour.

The victims told the police that the accused were dressed in blue jeans, with black, blue and yellow shirts each.

In the first incident, Vijay Singh, a resident of sector 27, was returning home at 1.20 am, when three motorcycle-bor ne youths intercepted him near the Gurudwara Nanaksar in sector 28. Singh works as a cook at Punjab Bhawan. He took a phone from a passerby and informed the police at 1.45 am.

The victim told the police that one of the motorcyclists held him from behind and another put a knife around his neck. The third one snatched his mobile, purse and money from shirt’s pocket before pushing him to g round. The victim reported to police that he tried to chase the robbers but failed and could not even read the number plate of motorcycle. The victim had come from Dehradun by bus and returning home.

The police have registered a case at the Sector 26 police station.

In another incident, after another 15 minutes, the trio targeted a JBT teacher, Surinder Kumar, residing in sector 28. Kumar was returning home a t 2 . 2 0 a m, when the three stopped him on his way near the Industrial Area light point and took away his purse containing ATM Card, Pan Card, ration card, cash of Rs 3,000, and a bag containing clothes and mobile phone.

He had alighted from a bus at Tribune Chowk and was robbed near Centra Mall. The victim also called the police after borrowing a mobile.

The police have registered a case under sections of wrongful restraint and robbery.

DSP (east) Chepyala Anjitha said, “We are trying to track down the accused. The number of motorcycle was not noted down by the victims. Efforts were on to nab the accused.”

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