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Armed robbers on bike strike four times in a day in Ghaziabad

Armed bike-borne robbers struck four times on Monday in different localities of Ghaziabad and robbed three women of their gold ornaments and a collection agent of Rs4.23 lakh on Monday.

noida Updated: May 23, 2017 12:18 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Alpana Devi, a teacher, who was returning from her school, was targeted by bikers in Sector 23 of Raj Nagar and robbed of her gold chain
Alpana Devi, a teacher, who was returning from her school, was targeted by bikers in Sector 23 of Raj Nagar and robbed of her gold chain(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Armed bike-borne robbers struck four times on Monday in different localities of Ghaziabad and robbed three women of their gold ornaments and a collection agent of Rs4.23 lakh on Monday.

In the first incident, Alpana Devi, a teacher, who was returning from her school, was targeted by bikers in Sector 23 of Raj Nagar and robbed of her gold chain. “There were two men on a bike who targeted me near the auto stand when I was going home from school,” she said.

In another incident, three bikers snatched the gold earrings of 35-year-old Asha Tiwari who was taking a morning walk in Lajpat Nagar.

“She was walking around 6.45am with two other women when three men on a bike approached and snatched her gold earrings near a sweet shop in C-block of Lajpat Nagar. The rider was wearing a helmet while the two pillion riders were not wearing a helmet. We have lodged a police complaint,” Sujit Tiwari, her husband, said.

In the third incident, a cash collection agent was targeted by two bikers around 2pm in Abhay Khand of Indirapuram. Bikers are alleged to have hit 26-year-old Rahul Kumar with a stick, following which he fell from his bike. Two persons then held him at gunpoint and robbed him of his bag that containing Rs4.23 lakh, the police said.

In another incident, reported late Monday night, Shakuntala Devi was robbed of her gold chain by two bike-borne persons in Sector 11 of Raj Nagar. Hemant Rai, SHO of Kavi Nagar police station, confirmed that the incident was reported.

The senior superintendent of police on Monday held a meeting with all station house officers of city police stations with regard to increase in such incidents.

“It was decided that patrolling and checking would be strengthened. We are also trying to reshuffle the routes and timing of the police response vehicles. In all the three incidents, we are trying to locate the suspects with the help of CCTV footage, electronic surveillance and also through local informers. Teams have been formed under the supervision of the respective circle officers. The culprits will be nabbed soon,” said Akash Tomar, superintendent of police (city).