Police chase culprits, to no avail


The Anti-Snatching Team of Rachakonda police made a vain bid to nab two bike-borne chain snatchers.

Soon after getting information about the suspected duo, the team rushed to L.B. Nagar at around 7.30 a.m. on Thursday and chased them till Kuntloor, near Hayathnagar.

At around 7.30 p.m. they have reportedly committed the last snatching in Vaidehinagar under LB Nagar police station area, minutes later the team spotted the suspects and chased them for nearly 10 k.m., but in vain, an officer, associated with the investigation said. Even as the police stalked the racing chain snatchers, the latter reportedly zoomed away and disappeared.

“We are zeroing in on all the possibilities of their exit from the city. We are searching for their hideouts too,” the officer said.

The Rachakonda police have already alerted their counterpart in the neighbouring States about the incident and sent their video grabs. They are suspect that they are from Irani or Bawariya gang and could have gone to Karnataka or Uttar Pradesh.

All the snatchings were committed within the LB Nagar zone. The first snatching took place at 5.30 p.m. in Meerpet and at around 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, they committed their sixth snatching at Hayathnagar. In just a matter of one hour, Thursday morning saw four snatching incidents from 6.40 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. in Chaitanyapuri and L.B. Nagar police station.

According to police, the duo were riding a 200CC sports bike for committing the offences and they are aged about 25.

Forty-five-year-old Jayamma of Hastinapuram suffered injuries after the miscreants managed to escape with her six tola gold chain

“We are analysing the video footages of the CCTV cameras in the area where the snatching took place,” the officer added.

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