BANGALORE: In a rare instance, a woman allegedly stole a gold chain and ring from a 74-year-old man on Saturday.
Venkataramanaiah, a resident of Brigade Apartments in RBI Colony, Subramanyapura, was on his morning walk outside his apartment when a woman, aged about 25- 30 years, came on a scooter and snatched his 25 gm gold chain and ring.
She told him she was a police woman and asked him why he was standing on the footpath at 8 am. When he replied that he was waiting for his grandson, she accused him of being a thief observing houses to burgle. She insisted that he come to the police station, stated Venkataramanaiah.
However, she followed him and forced him to part with his chain and ring before fleeing the scene.
Later, Venkataramanaiah called the police control room. He told the police that the woman was short and spoke Tamil. She had not worn a mask or even a helmet. He also told the police that he could identify her.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) B S Lokesh Kumar said it was very rare case that a woman turned a chain-snatcher and a man was her victim.
He said that in several past instances, women had been part of the Irani gang that cheats people by sleight of hand. They also usually pawned the booty, but women mosly were not chain-snatchers.
A woman found that her front door had been broken open and valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh had been robbed from her cupboard in the early hours of Saturday in Yelahanka New Town police station limits.
The complainant Prema Bhushan claimed that she had locked the door and gone to sleep. When she woke up around 3 am, she found the door and the cupboard open. When she checked, gold valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh were missing. She alerted the police and lodged a complaint.
3 Snatch Woman’s Chain at Knifepoint
Three youths allegedly snatched the gold chain of a woman at knife point in VV Puram on Friday.
Joginder Sharma, along with his family members Hitesh Chauhan and Sangeetha Pujari, was going to a relative’s house for dinner when one of the motorcycles they were travelling on ran out of fuel. Joginder went in search of fuel leaving Hitesh and Sangeetha at the spot.
Around 11.45 pm, three youths approached them and asked them what had happened. When they learnt what had happened, the youngsters pulled out a knife and tried to rob them.
When Hitesh resisted, the youths slashed Sangeetha’s wrist and snatched an 8 gm chain she was wearing. The two rushed to the Central police station and narrated the incident to them.
Based on the description provided by Hitesh and Sangeetha, the police are trying to trace the robbers.