Women foil two snatching attempts

A professor and a 26-year-old woman have foiled two incidents of snatching in separate places in the city over the past 24 hours.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 13, 2012 2:50 am

A professor and a 26-year-old woman have foiled two incidents of snatching in separate places in the city over the past 24 hours.

Professor Anuja Mathur said she noticed a man following her while she was climbing the stairs of her DDA flat in Vasant Vihar on Wednesday morning. “As I turned to look who was behind me,he grabbed my gold chain and ran down the stairs. I immediately raised an alarm and ran after him,” she said.

“A car cleaner also joined the chase and both of us shouted for help. Soon,two policemen on patrol appeared and managed to catch the thief,” she said.

A case under 356 (assault in attempt to commit theft) and 380 (theft) of the IPC has been registered.

In the second incident,26-year-old Puni Kaur helped arrest a snatcher,who was trying to flee with her mobile phone in Northeast Delhi’s Welcome area on Thursday,police said.

She was on the way to office when two man on a motorcycle came from behind and tried to snatch the mobile phone from her hand.

Police said she caught hold of the pillion rider and pulled him off the bike. “She raised an alarm and we managed to catch one the two snatchers. The other one managed to flee. A case has been registered,” a police officer said.

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