Quick on their feet, cops nab snatcher within hrs in Saket
NEW DELHI: Any unusual activity on the road or deviation from regular movement of vehicles can alert a policeman, given that he is keen and vigilant.
Two such alert constables Jagat and Mahesh in Saket prevented a snatching by nabbing two bike-borne miscreants, who had snatched a woman's handbag on Saturday.
At 8.22 pm Saturday, a PCR call was made regarding theft of a purse from a car near Dhaula Peer in Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Saket.
The complainant Arti Wadhavan reported to police that on her way to Gurugram, she noticed that her car's tyre was punctured.
When she got down, two persons on a motorcycle stopped in front of her car.
One of them pretended to offer help to the woman, while the other man snatched her brown coloured handbag from the car, and both of them fled away on the bike.
Immediately after the complaint was flashed, constables Jagat and Mahesh noticed the two bike-borne culprits with the purse and gave a chase.
The cops soon caught up to the bikers and nabbed one of them, while the other managed to flee.
"Stolen Rs 55,000 was recovered along with a T-shape iron piece used to puncture the car. The name of the accused is Suraj," said DCP (South) Ishwar singh.
Puncturing the tyres of cars and approaching their drivers on the pretense of offering on their motorbike has been seen as a common modus operandi of such gangs, which apparently have graduated from the traditional 'Thak Thak' approach, which involves knocking on windows of cars at traffic jams.