2 women hitch ride in bid to nab cellphone snatchers in Pune

Times of India | 2 weeks ago | 24-11-2022 | 05:25 am

2 women hitch ride in bid to nab cellphone snatchers in Pune

PUNE: A woman and her roommate got a motorcyclist to ride them pillion for about 6km from Chinchwad to Nigdi Pradhikaran on Monday night in their unsuccessfull bid to chase and intercept three bike-borne cellphone snatchers. The motorcyclist and the two women chased the phone snatchers till the trio managed to get out of their sight. But not before the women noted down the registration number of the motorcycle, on which the culprits were riding triple-seat. Later, they passed on the number to the Nigdi police. "Prima facie investigation revealed that the three suspects used a stolen motorcycle to snatch the cellphone," said an officer from the Nigdi police. The 24-year-old woman, whose cellphone was snatched, later lodged a complaint with the Nigdi police. The complainant, who hails from Satara district, has started working as a receptionist at an automobile showroom about a fortnight ago. She is staying with friend in the Chinchwad area. The complainant told TOI that around 9pm on Monday, she and her friend were walking towards a cash dispensing machine to withdraw some money. "When we reached the flyover at Dalvinagar, I received a call on my cellphone. While I was talking on the cellphone, three men on a motorcycle stopped near me. One of the suspects on the motorcycle then snatched my cellphone worth Rs 10,000," she said. The woman's roommate said her friend, who was alert, tried to hold on to the cellphone. But, the suspect pushed her away before the trio drove away. "We then stopped a motorcycle rider, who just reached the spot, and requested him to help us in chasing the suspects," the woman said. She said, "The person immediately agreed and asked both of us to sit on the motorcycle. We started chasing the the trio on the motorcycle. While chasing we noted down the registration number of the culprits' motorcycle. We chased them for about 6km till Nigdi Pradhikaran. They, however, managed to get out of our sight," the woman said. An officer from the Nigdi police said the police have registered a case of robbery under Section 392 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). "We have launched a search for the trio. Further investigation is underway," the officer said.

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