Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched gold chains at six different locations in the city in a span of two hours on Monday night. They snatched gold chains worth Rs. 2.4 lakh.

The police said that though they rushed to the spot on receiving information, they failed to either arrest the accused or gather information about them. Within two hours the miscreants had created a lot of fear as well as fury among the public, police sources said.

They first struck in Subramanyanagar Police Station limits around 7.30 p.m. They snatched a gold chain worth Rs. 40,000 from Sudha, a college student, on 10th Main Road in Rajajinagar 2nd Block. Later, they snatched a gold chain worth Rs. 35,000 from Nanjamma, a resident of Rajajinagar 6th Block, on Magadi Raod, the Magadi Road police said.

Around 8.10 p.m., the miscreants waylaid Nagaratnamma near Subramanyanagar and made away with her gold chain worth Rs. 40,000. The victim, a resident of 4th Main Road in Rajajinagar, was buying vegetables in front of her house when the incident occurred.

Later, they waylaid Sangeetha Patil, a housewife, around 8.30 p.m. on 16th Cross Malleshwaram and snatched her gold chain worth Rs. 25,000. They then accosted Lakshmi, a student, near Okalipuram and snatched her chain worth Rs. 60,000, the Srirampura police said. At around 9.15 p.m. they snatched a chain worth Rs. 40,000 from Usha, housewife and a resident of Prakash Nagar, at Rajajinagar when she was returning home after attending a wedding reception, the police said.