The West Division police arrested two chain-snatchers and recovered 1.7 kg of gold ornaments worth `30 lakh, from them. With this arrest, police claimed to have solved 22 cases reported across the city.
The accused are as Vikki Singh alias Vikki (33) and Vishal Singh alias Vishal (23).
The duo hails from Fatehabad near Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The accused allegedly used to arrive in the city by flight, commit crimes and flee. Police said that a special team was formed to nab the accused as there was a rise in chain-snatching cases.
The team collected information that two men using a black Bajaj Pulsar bike with a Maharashtra registration number were involved in the crime.
The accused used to park their bike in the parking lot at Majestic bus station and used it only when they went around to snatch chains. They had come to the city from Delhi and booked a room at a lodge in Majestic area. The duo targetted lonely women and would return to their hometown. “Based on this, the police kept an eye on the parking lot in the bus station and arrested the duo after a week when they were taking out the bike,” police said.