BENGALURU: Seven cases of chain snatching were reported in various parts of the city on Wednesday. Interestingly, all the victims were elderly women.
Police said the first victim was Mary Stella (57), a resident of AECS Layout in Mahadevapura. She was standing near her house when, around 2.30 pm, two men on a bike snatched her gold chain, weighing 70 grams, and fled.
In JP Nagar police limits, Manjulamma (62) lost her 50 gram gold chain to the miscreants at 5 pm when they approached her on pretext of asking an address.
In Subramanyapura, Jayashree (60) was walking towards her house around 6.15 pm when miscreants approached her on the pretext of asking an address and made away with her 15 grams gold chain. Jayashree, however, held on to her chain causing it to break and a part of it was left behind.
In Madanayakanahalli, Sowbhagya Lakshmi (50), a resident of Devannanapalya, walking towards her house around 8 pm when few miscreants came in a car and assaulted her. They made away with her gold chain. She raised an alarm but the thieves sped away. The public rushed to her aid and took her to a nearby hospital, where she underwent treatment. Police will record her statement and collect details about the miscreants.
In another incident, Muniratnamma (60) was walking on a road in Kalyan Nagar in Banaswadi police limits when two people came on a bike and made away with her 20 gram gold chain.
In K R Puram police limits, Nagarathna’s (50) chain was snatched by thieves. In Yelahanka New Town, Mani (53) was standing near her house and talking to a neighbour when, around 8.20 pm, two bike-borne people came and made away with her 32 gm gold chain.