Mysuru, January 11:- Two chain snatchers were arrested in Operation Decoy, conducted with women police officials in civil dress here in the city.
The arrested have been identified as Sunny Donald (24) and Kiran (21) of Naidu Nagar. When the police were on the job on January 8, these two tried to snatch a cell phone from one of the officials near hotel Oyster Bay. The police arrested them and quizzed. Then the two confessed to stealing a vanity bag with gold ornaments and cell phone on December 28 near Kalamandir and cell phone and money purse of a woman on a two-wheeler near Vijayanagar water tank road on December 29 night. Police have recovered valuables worth Rs 1,70,000, including 12 grams of gold, two Samsung J7 Prime cell phones, and a Bajaj Pulsar.
Vijayanagar police inspector P N Anil Kumar, PSI Ramachandra, ASI Krishna, Shankar, Ishwar, Suresh, Sagar, Mahesh, and Roopa carried out the corporation, led by DCP Vikram Amte and Umesh G Sait.
The arrested were experts in wheeling and are allegedly involved in several thefts and crimes. Cases have been registered against them in various police stations of the city. (MR/KS).