The police are on the lookout for unidentified persons who snatched chains from a para-military force personnel and a woman in two separate incidents on Wednesday.

According to police sources, Gopa Kumar (43) of Jangamam near Kaliyakkavilai, working in Central Reserve Police Force, was returning to Marthandam from Padanthalumoodu in a State Transport Corporation bus after visiting the house of his sister when some unidentified person snatched his five- sovereign chain.

In the other incident, an unidentified person snatched away a seven-sovereign chain from Jeba (46) of Viricode while she was offering prayer in a Kurusadi at Veetumani near Kuzhithurai.

The police have registered cases and are investigating.