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Chandigarh: 5 snatchings reported in an hour

The police suspect it to be handiwork of members of one same gang. The police are scanning the CCTV footage.

punjab Updated: Jul 12, 2017 23:17 IST
HT Correspondent
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For representation only(Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu/HT )

Two motorcycle-borne youths targeted five women within an hour and snatched their purse and mobile phones on Wednesday evening.

The police said the accused snatched a purse containing Rs 1,000 from Suman of Sector 40 when she was returning from the market. Suman is assistant professor at a university at Gharuan near Kharar.

Another snatching was reported in Sector 37 where an employee of HIM Parisar, DRDO, Shakuntla Devi, was targeted when she was returning from the office. The snatchers took away her purse containing documents and keys.

Saroj Sharma of Sector 40 lost her purse and mobile phone when she was returning from the market.

Harjeet Kaur of Sector 40 was the next target of snatchers. She lost her purse containing Rs 7500 and a mobile phone.

Dimple Gupta of Sector 38 lost her purse containing Rs 5,000 and two mobile phones.

Based on their statements, the police have registered a case under Sections 379 (theft) and 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the Sector 39 police station.

The police suspect it to be handiwork of members of one same gang. The police are scanning the CCTV footage.