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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
Thefts continue,spurt of snatchings,Snatchers target three
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).

First Published: Mar 27, 2018 14:57 IST