In a failed chain-snatching attempt in Hyderabad, two people, who were part of a three-member gang were thrashed by locals at Vanasthalipuram on Saturday after they got stuck in a traffic jam while trying to escape.
The incident occurred around 10 pm, when a couple went to Sushma theater in Vanasthalipuram to watch a movie and three people on a 150-CC black Pulsar bike, snatched her gold chain and sped away, as the woman was disembarking her husband's bike, a Times of India report adds.
The woman raised an alarm and locals immediately chased after the speeding motorists.However, the locals were in luck as the culprits had to slow down owing to a traffic jam at the junction ahead.
"Traffic came to a halt for a few seconds and the chain snatchers, who were speeding, had to stop their bike. Within no time, the locals caught up with them. They overpowered and nabbed two of the snatchers. However, one of them man aged to escape from the location," police told the newspaper.
The two culprits who were caught, were trashed by the locals before being handed over to the police. The bike used by the snatchers reportedly had no registration plates.
The city has been witnessing an alarming rise in the number of chain snatching incidents as multiple gangs have sprung up in many areas across Hyderabad and the police are making attempts to crack down on them.