Hyderabad

Police shoot at chain snatchers, culprits give the slip

The incident took place at around 11 a.m. when the offenders came on a black Pulsar motorcycle and tried to snatch a gold chain from a woman identified as Anuradha.

The anti-chain snatching team of the Cyberabad Police opened fire when two bike-borne offenders were fleeing after attempting to grab a gold chain from a housewife at L. B. Nagar on Monday. However, the chain snatcher duo reportedly fled the scene unhurt.

The incident took place at around 11 a.m. when the offenders came on a black Pulsar motorcycle and tried to snatch a gold chain from a woman Anuradha (37), who was walking on the Autonagar Road. A two-member anti-chain snatching team of the Vanasthalipuram police station, who were patrolling the area chased the offenders for some distance.

“As the offenders did not stop after warning, the team opened two rounds of fire on them. However the duo sped away without stopping the motorcycle,” the police said.

Soon after the incident the police took up massive vehicle checking operation in the surrounding areas to nab the offenders.

At around the same time, two bike-borne persons snatched a two-tola gold chain from a woman at Alwal. The woman Indira (55) was going to a telephone booth at Balaji Temple in Alwal when the offender wearing shorts and a white shirt came walking and snatched the gold chain from her. He ran towards his accomplice who was waiting for him on a white Activa scooter and escaped.

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