Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Two youths allegedly involved in a series of chain snatching incidents were arrested here on Monday.

Police said R. Venkiswaran alias Venki (22) of Kodambakkam and K. Nandakumar alias Nanda (20) of Royapettah snatched a 9.5-sovereign chain from a woman at Luz Junction last week. Even as the victim offered resistance, the duo who came in a motorcycle wearing helmets, managed to escape. In the scuffle, Nanda dropped his mobile phone. Taking cues from the calls made from the mobile phone, police narrowed down to the two suspects. On interrogation, they confessed to having committed chain-snatchings in Mylapore, Royapettah and Alwarpet areas.