In yet another incident of chain-snatching in Indirapuram, two armed robbers on a Pulsar bike snatched a gold chain from a 35-year-old woman.
Incidentally, they dropped a magazine full of bullets during the incident, suggesting that both were armed and could have fired if the attempt was resisted.
The incident occurred at 9.30am in the Gyan Khand area when a couple and their child had got home and stepped out of their vehicle. Moments later, the two robbers arrived and snatched the gold chain from the victim.
Later, police officials found that the bullet magazine containing four live cartridges.
“There has been no complaint after the incident and we are on the lookout for two robbers in the age group of 22-25 years. The bullet magazine contained .32 caliber bullets,” said Indirapuram station officer GN Yadav.
As usual, the terrified family did not lodge a police complaint and refused to speak to reporters.
Residents have blamed police officials for not creating enough fear in the mind of criminals in areas habited by middle class families and top executives of various companies.
The incident came several weeks after a top official of a renowned company was gunned down by two assailants at Shakti Khand area.
“The area has become very unsafe. Chain snatching incidents have become a routine affair and women feel unsafe on stepping out of their houses,” said Mohan Sangwan, from Indirapuram RWA confederation.