Bengaluru witnessed a chain-snatching spree worth Rs. 8 lakh on Sunday with four elderly women attacked by two motorcycle-borne men across the city.
The first incident reportedly happened early Sunday morning at 6:45 am in Yeshwantpur. A resident of Divanarapaly, the 55-year-old woman was outside her house when one of the attackers approached and robbed her Rs 2 lakh-worth gold chain, before fleeing away with his partner waiting on a bike near-by.
According to a report in The Hindu , the duo are probably the same who attacked another woman just 15 minutes later in Yelahanka. The duo approached the 62-year-old woman on the pretext of inquiring about rent. While the pillion rider engaged the woman in conversation, the bike rider snatched her 15 gram gold chain and they fled.
The third incident happened at Coffee Board Colony in Amruthahalli, where the duo snatched a 80-gram gold chain from a 65-year-old woman who was out on her morning walk. She lost balance and fell, resulting in minor injuries, according to Deccan Herald.
The next incident happened a few hours later when the duo snatched a 65-gram gold chain from a 54-year-old woman who was on her way home in Vijayanagar.
Cases have been registered in the respective police stations and investigations are underway. Police said they are trying to find the registration number of the bikes used through the CCTV footage.
These reports come in strike contrast to a recent TOI report claiming that chain-snatching incidents have seen a considerable dip of 30 per cent in Bengaluru.