Despite tall claims being made by the police department, the city is turning out to be haven for snatchers.
On Saturday, two snatching incidents were reported in areas falling under the Civil Lines police station.
In the first incident, the victim was a woman from New Delhi. In her complaint to the police, Neetu Kumar said, "I was going on a rickshaw, when, near Bhandari Bridge, three persons riding a motorcycle snatched my bag containing Rs 7,000, a gold chain, some silver coins, credit card, ATM card and other important documents."
The police have registered a case under Section 382 at the Civil Lines police station.
The second incident took place near Durgiana Mandir. In a complaint to the police, Ramesh Kumar said, "I along with my wife was going to the railway station on a rickshaw. When we reached near Durgiana Mandir, two unidentified persons on a motorcycle snatched the purse of my wife. The purse contained Rs 13,000, one pair of gold earrings and a SIM card."
The civil lines police have registered a case.
Even the police have claimed that steps were afoot to curb the menace, but still snatchings continue to haunt the residents.