‘Chain snatchers in cahoots with jewellers’

A day after police busted a gang of chain snatchers,it has been found that the snatchers have been selling the gold jewellery that they looted from women in the city at significantly lower prices to some jewellers in Manimajra.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: April 25, 2013 2:05 am

A day after police busted a gang of chain snatchers,it has been found that the snatchers have been selling the gold jewellery that they looted from women in the city at significantly lower prices to some jewellers in Manimajra.

A total of four people,including a jeweller,have been arrested in the case. While two of the snatchers,Daljeet and Deepak,have been taken into police custody,two others,including the jeweller Ashish Luthra and a person who provided his scooter to the accused to carry out the thefts,Jitendar Kumar,have been remanded to judicial custody.

According to police,on questioning Daljeet and Deepak,they also recovered two gold chains and the accused have confessed that they carried out nine snatchings in the month of March.

Police said that the jeweller,Ashish Luthra,the owner of Luthra Jewelers in Manimajra,used to buy the stolen jewelery from the accused.

Two gold chains which are valued at nearly Rs 1.5 lakh have been recovered by the police.

The police said that these gold chains were sold at a cost of around Rs 45,000 only to the jeweller by the accused. Police said that the role of other jewellers in Manimajra is being investigated.

According to police,for snatchings in the city,the motorbike was provided by Jitendar to the two snatchers and he has been booked for aiding in the snatchings that were carried out by the accused. Police have also recovered the motorbike from the accused.

Police said that the chain snatchers had adopted a novel way of making old women targets in the city.

The accused would rob the gold jewellery of the women by greeting them and trying to get them busy answering their queries.

Police said that the questioning of the accused is on in the case and they have revealed that one more person was also associated with the gang.

The gang used to mostly strike in the evenings and would also carry out reconnaissance of a particular area before carrying out the crimes in that area.

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