BENGALURU: Two incidents of chain snatching were reported in the city on Sunday. The first case was reported in Chandra Layout where the victim, identified as Shanthamma (57), put up a fight but the chain snatchers managed to escape.
According to the Chandra Layout police, Shanthamma was returning from Rajajinagar in an autorickshaw. Just as she alighted from the auto and began walking towards her house in Skyline Apartments, two men on a motorcycle snatched her chain. Shanthamma held on to her 40 gm chain while raising an alarm. However, the miscreants broke the chain and made away with half of it.
In the second incident reported from Hanumanthnagar police station limits, two men on a black Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle snatched a 90-gram gold chain of Jayalakshmi, who was on her way home from a medical shop.
Jayalakshmi raised an alarm but the two managed to get away. In her statement to the police, she said of the two thieves, one wore a helmet while the other covered his face with a monkey cap.
Cases have been registered in both the cases.