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Thefts continue unabated: Snatchers target three men within four hours in Chandigarh

Around 8:45pm, Karam Singh of Ram Darbar was allegedly targeted by two bike-borne men near Leisure Valley, Sector 10. He was crossing the road when the accused stopped there to ask for a cigarette before fleeing with his wallet containing Rs 400 and mobile phone . 

punjab Updated: Mar 27, 2018 14:59 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
FIRs have been registered under Sections 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person) and 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
FIRs have been registered under Sections 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person) and 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).(Representative image )

There is no let-up in snatchings in the city with as many as three incidents reported within four hours late on Sunday evening.

A Kajheri village resident, Deepak, complained that four bike-borne men snatched his mobile phone near the government smart school in Sector 53 around 7:30pm.

Facts
  • 81 snatchings reported this year
  • 35 cases solved

Around 8:45pm, Karam Singh of Ram Darbar was allegedly targeted by two bike-borne men near Leisure Valley, Sector 10. He was crossing the road when the accused stopped there to ask for a cigarette before fleeing with his wallet containing Rs 400 and mobile phone .

Later, at 11pm, a Kishangarh man lost his wallet containing Rs 10,000 to three men, who too had stopped him to ask for a cigarette.Victim Dhiraj works as a waiter at a restaurant in Sector 17 and was on his way home.

FIRs have been registered under Sections 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person) and 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).