Ghaziabad: Chain snatchers strike at Vasundhara Sec. 16; cops clueless

According to eyewitnesses the bike borne snatchers were wearing helmets and were waiting near a doctor’s clinic in the area

Even as Indirapuram Police Station gets new SHO there was nothing new in the spate of chain snatching incident that took place in Vasundhara leaving the police at their wits end.

The incident happened around 8.15 pm just opposite Mother Dairy in Sector 16, outside a doctor’s clinic wherein an aged couple had come. According to roadside squatters, 2 bike borne persons wearing helmets took the aged couple by surprise as they came out. Before the couple could react the bike born assailants had taken away the gold chain from the old woman’s neck and thereafter the bikers escaped towards the Hindon Canal road, said eyewitnesses.

Interestingly, Prahladgarhi Chowki Incharge, SI Narpal Singh was just a stone’s throw distance away from the spot where the chain snatching took place, where he was manning the traffic. He rushed to the spot and asked the victims to provide the details about the incident. The victims who looked visibly shocked by the turn of events went with the Chowki Incharge to give a complaint later on. SI Narpal Singh said that the chain snatchers could not be from Prahladgarhi and were probably outsiders. A hunt is on to nab them. reporter