Mysuru city seems to have become haven for chain snatchers with as many as four chain snatching cases reported in a span of two days. Though the city police are patrolling the city, chain snatchers have been successful using the same old technique over and again. Four chain snatching cases were reported in the city on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday, 57-year-old Rukmini from Ittigegud was playing with her grandson near her house when two men on a Pulsar bike allegedly snatched a 100-gram gold necklace from her at around 7.55 am. A complaint has been lodged at the Nazarabad police station.
In another incident, 52-year-old Suma of Krishnamurthy Puram has been a victim of chain snatching when she was plucking flowers in front of her house. Two men conversing in Hindi asked the lady about the address of a tutorial. While the lady turned to show the way, 35-gram gold chain was snatched by the men who managed to escape on their bike. A complaint has been registered at the Lakshmi Puram police station.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Rudramuni has formed a special team of police to investigate the cases.
The other two cases reported on Saturday were no different. Police said modus operandi was the same.
Two men on a bike snatched 45-gram gold chain of Manjula (48) in front of Kendriya Vidyalaya.
In another case, when an auto rickshaw in which Savitha (32) was travelling, slowed down near a speed breaker in Sharadadevi Nagar, two men on a Pulsar bike snatched her chain and fled the spot. Since the chain was not gold, the lady has not lodged any complaint.
Speaking to City Today on the issue, city police commissioner Dr Subrahmanyeshwar Rao appealed to Mysureans not to wear any costly ornaments or display them in public places. He also appealed the public to co-operate with the police department by conducting area-wise meeting with the police of respective areas.