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Gold chain worth Rs 90,000 snatched in broad daylight in Chowk

cities Updated: May 17, 2016 22:45 IST

: In a broad daylight loot incident, two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a gold chain worth Rs90,000 from a 56-year-old woman in the city’s crowded Chowk area on Tuesday evening. Shockingly, the incident took place barely a few meters from the police outpost in Kalliyan Tola locality.

The incident happened near Lohia Park, when the victim Jyoti Kapoor, along with two other women Neeru Tandon and Sushma, was on her way to attend a programme being organised at Jugal Kishore marriage hall. She told the cops that the youths pounced on her from behind and fled after snatching the chain. The motorcyclists disappeared in the crowd in “a fraction of a second” before she could call anybody for help, she added.

Police said that visuals of the snatchers had been obtained from a CCTV installed near the crime scene and an operation had been launched to locate them. An FIR in the matter was registered at the Chowk police station.

First Published: May 17, 2016 22:45 IST