Residents foil snatching bid, nab two

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2014 09:01 IST

Residents of Ghumar Mandi area foiled a snatching bid and nabbed two snatchers who were trying to flee after snatching the purse from a woman on Thursday. People handed over the accused to the Ghumar Mandi police.

Seema Jain of the Ghumar Mandi area stated that when she was returning from the market, two motorcycle-borne boys snatched her purse after which she raised the alarm. Meanwhile, both accused met with an accident and fell on the road. People nearby nabbed them and informed the police about it.

Seema said, “There were Rs 4,000 in cash and important documents in the purse. Two months ago, I was attacked by snatchers in the same area.”

According to locals, the police took 30 minutes to reach the spot.

Incharge of the Ghumar Mandi police post, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Harjit Singh said the police would register a case against the accused after investigating the matter.

In another such incident, a motorcycle-borne snatched the purse from a woman and she fell on the road in the Shastri Nagar area on Wednesday evening.

The victim, Kuljit Kaur Sethi (52), had gone to market with her daughter-in-law Aman Sethi. As they reached near Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital, the accused struck them and snatched her purse.

She filed a complaint at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar police station.

Bag containing Rs 50,000, stolen from parked car

Miscreants unlocked a car and stole a bag that was lying in the vehicle at Surjit Nagar in the Giaspura area and stole bag Thursday. The owner filed a complaint with the police, who have initiated investigation in the case.

A sewing machine factory owner Abhishek Gupta of Model Town said he had gone to Surjit Nagar, Giaspura, for some business work and parked his car and went inside a factory.

When he returned after sometime, he was shocked to see that the doors of car were opened and bag missing.

Gupta claimed that the bag contained Rs 50,000 in cash, property documents, balance sheets of his factory and income tax returns.

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