Two bike-borne men had robbed a woman of her gold chain worth Rs 1.2 lakh in broad daylight on Saturday.

Video Chain snatchers rob Hyderabad woman of gold chain police arrest 3 men
news Crime Monday, July 29, 2019 - 10:02

Two bike-borne men slow down as they see two women – B Anusuya and her sister-in-law walking in Amberpet’s DD Colony. In a matter of seconds, the rider snatches Anusuya’s gold chain and speeds off the bike.

The chain-snatching incident took place at 9.40 am on Saturday was captured on CCTV camera. Anusuya’s chain weighed 3 tolas and was worth Rs 1.2 lakh.

The Hyderabad police, however, were able to crack the case within 24 hours, and arrested all the accused involved in the incident on Sunday. The accused were identified as Harsha Joshi, the bike rider and P Manoj Kumar, the pillion. Police also arrested the mastermind of this crime, identified as Thakur Ashwin Singh, who allegedly hatched the plan. The police were also able to recover the gold chain.

Times of India reported that while Harsha is an intermediate drop-out, Manoj Kumar is working as food delivery executive, and Ashwin Singh is an AC mechanic. In a press release, police said that, Manoj had approached Ashwin two days before the crime, asking for a loan of Rs 3,000. However, he said that he too didn’t have the money and allegedly suggested that they could try chain snatching. They then roped in Harsha to ride Ashwin’s bike for the crime. 

Police said that solving the crime was challenging as the culprits used a vehicle without a registration plate, and further took a narrow lane where the pillion rider changed his shirt.

However, the crime was solved, as the pillion rider wasn’t covering his face.

“We could identify the pillion rider as he was not wearing a helmet or a mask. We enhanced the  CCTV footage and sent the pictures to all police stations,” Deccan Chronicle quoted Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar as saying.

According to the report, after the images were sent to all police station, an alert constable, Amarnath, from the Malakpet police identified the pillion rider, P Manoj Kumar, and was taken into custody.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime, and gave the location of other culprits involved in the crime. 

 

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