The Siva Kanchi police have arrested a government schoolteacher, now placed under suspension, on charges of committing chain snatching crimes and recovered 75 sovereigns of gold jewellery.

According to the Superintendent of Police, Kancheepuram Police District, C. Vijayakumar, the accused, Madhanmaaran (34) of Pernampet, Vellore district, was suspended from service last year after he was arrested in connection with some chain snatching cases reported in various police stations in Vellore district.

However, the SP said, the accused continued to commit similar crimes in Kancheepuram.