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Three snatchers arrested in Faridabad

The accused in police custody.

The accused in police custody.  

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They targeted women going to drop kids at school bus stop

The Faridabad police claimed to have worked out 13 cases of snatching with the arrest of three people.

Acting on a tip-off, Sector 85 Crime Branch team led by Inspector Sumer arrested the accused — Himanshu, Sonu and Umar alias Raghu. Himanshu belongs to Delhi and the remaining two belong to Palla police station area in Faridabad.

Raghu had earlier been arrested in connection with a robbery in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar police station area in an FIR registered on July 8, 2012, and was jailed for several years.

After being released on July 7 this year, he set up his own gang and started committing crime, the police said. The gang was mostly active in the police station areas of Sector 31, Surajkund, Sarai Khawaja, Sector 17 and Old Faridabad over the past five months.

All three are drug addicts and took to snatching to arrange money for drugs, they said. The accused would mostly chase and target women going to drop their children at the school bus stop or walking to the market or on the road in the evening.

The three would take turns to drive the motorcycle without a registration number to avoid the arrest.

9 gold chains recovered

The police claim to have recovered nine stolen gold chains, ₹60,000 in cash and the motorcycle used in the commission of crime.

The trio was produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody.

Similarly, two persons have been arrested by Gurugram police for their alleged involvement in several cases of burglary and thefts.

The police claim to have worked out six cases of theft with the arrests.

Carrying out investigation in a theft case registered at Sushant Lok police station on December 4, DLF Phase-IV Crime Branch team arrested Ramiz Raja alias Banti and Rasheed. Both are residents of Uttar Pradesh.

The police claim to have recovered a motorcycle used in the commission of crime, one mobile phone and ₹10,000 in cash.

Banti has been arrested twice earlier and spent time in jail.

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