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Snatchers strike again, rob 2 journos in separate incidents

Snatchers strike again, rob 2 journos in separate incidents

NEW DELHI: Snatchers have struck again in the capital with two journalists robbed off their mobile phones and bag respectively.

In the first incident Eva Thakur, an intern working with a media firm, was attacked outside the Kailash colony metro station on Sunday evening. The bikers sped away with her bag which contained her cards and some important documents.

In another incident on Monday morning, a journalist's mobile was snatched while he was surfing net sitting inside an auto near South East Delhi's Ashram.

Near Ashram in South East Delhi, a journalist Pushkar Banakar, a resident of Jangpura, was attacked by two bike-borne men who snatched away his cell-phone and fled away.

In his complaint to the police, the journalist said that the incident occurred at 10:15 am when he was travelling in an auto.

The auto tried to give a chase to the bikers but the bike was too fast for the three-wheeler. Later, he lodged a complaint with the police.

The other victim, a woman journo who was robbed near Kailash Colony said: "I was returning home in auto and two men on a bike were crossing from the side. One of them snatched my bag and sped away on the bike. Before I knew it, they were gone. The bike had no number plate."

Thakur's bag contained her wallet, cash and debit and identity cards, among others.

Police have registered both cases and an investigation is underway to nab the accused.

On Septemeber 15, a woman journalist working with Asian News International (ANI) sustained severe injuries after she attempted to resist a snatching bid in south Delhi's CR Park area.

Earlier a 67-year-old woman, a retired employee of the central Government cabinet secretariat was targeted by snatchers right outside her house in Hari Nagar in West Delhi.

On September 20, a couple on a scooter was chased by gun-wielding bike-borne snatchers at KG Marg which made them fall and injure themselves. The woman also suffered a fracture on her shoulder.

"Analysis of crime showed that a maximum number of snatching robberies take place by criminals who are on motorcycles. Bikers in a certain age group are specifically checked by police staff on the roads," said a senior police officer.

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