: An unidentified man diverted the attention of a Bangalore-based engineer, Sivaprasad, and fled with his handbag containing 140 gm of gold, on Friday.

Police said the victim was walking along Venkatnarayana Road when he was approached by the accused, who reportedly told him that a few currency notes were lying on the road. When Mr. Sivaprasad looked around for the notes, the accused snatched the handbag and fled.

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