The Crime Investigation Agency on Wednesday arrested five snatchers who were involved in more than 100 cases of snatching.
The arrested accused were identified as Karan Singh alias Bablu, Jaspreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh, Avtar Singh and Raj Kumar while one Gurmeet Singh was on the run.
The police also recovered 70 mobile phones, motorcycles, iron rods and sharp-edged weapons from their possession. The CIA staff arrested the accused near the bus stand.
Police Commissioner Nirmal Singh Dhillon told mediapersons all the accused were school dropouts and aged between 20 and 22. They confessed their involvement in around 100 incidents of loot and snatching in the city.
A case was registered at division number 5 police station under sections 399, 402 and 34 of the IPC.