Two youngsters snatched a cash bag from a jewellery shop worker after throwing chilli powder in his eyes at Madina on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said Jagannath, a worker of Vijaya Jewellers at Bidar in Karnataka, came to the Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) in Afzalgunj to purchase ornaments from Manokamna Jewellery at Gulzar Houz. He boarded an auto at the MGBS and was going to Gulzar Houz when the miscreants accosted him at Madina Junction.

“Miscreants threw chilli powder in Jagannath's eyes and snatched the bag containing Rs. 22.9 lakh and escaped from the spot,” a police official explained.