Chain-snatchers and waylayers are again giving hard time to city police as the number of such petty crimes is again on a rise. On Tuesday, city police registered three such cases where one was registered by Pratap Nagar police and two others surfaced under Nandanvan police. In the later case, same thieves looted two people.
In the first case, a middle-aged woman was relieved of her mangalsutra worth Rs 50,000 on Tuesdaynight. Meenal Vivek Purohit (44), a resident of Abhinay Pushpa Apartment, near Ganpati Mandir, Laxmi Nagar, had gone to Vazalwar Lawn to attend a function of ‘Mangalagauri’. She was returning home on her Activa (MH 31 DH 3553) at around 9.15 pm when two unidentified thieves came from behind and snatched her mangalsutra worth Rs 50,000 near Water Tank, Laxmi Nagar. The thieves escaped the scene before Meenal could raise an alarm.
She lodged a complaint at Pratap Nagar police station. Cops have registered an offence under Section 392 and started their investigation.
In the second case, waylayers attacked a couple and stole their cash and mobile phone and later their attacked another man and looted him off his cell phone. Nandanvan police have booked the three thieves. As per details, Sanjay Nanakramji Pathade (42), a resident of Bhavani Nagar, Pardi, was returning home with his wife when three unidentified men stopped them in front of New India Hardware, T-Point, in Nandanvan and attacked Sanjay. They snatched away his cash Rs 5,000 kept in his pocket and then took away his Samsung mobile phone collectively worth Rs 9,000. The thieves then headed forward. On the way, the thieves broke the glasses of Dhiraj Prabhakar Ghode’s car and snatched his Samsung, causing a loss of Rs 10,500.
On the basis of the complaint by Sanjay, Nandanvan police have booked the three waylayers under Sections 392, 34, and 427 of the IPC.