The Delhi police have pulled up their socks to nab chain snatchers who have created a havoc in the capital. In the recent past, there were a number of incidents in which scribes and businesswomen and elderly were targetted by the bike-borne assailants.
Recently a Brazilian woman was robbed off her valuables by the snatchers near M Block market at GK-2. The victim Cecillia, 27, had lodged a complaint with the Chitranjan Park Police Station. DCP of South Delhi said that they worked on a number of cases and were able to get the clue about the robber.
"We got a tip-off following which three robbers who were later identified as Munawar, Vijay and Honey all the residents of Aligarh were held. The cell phone belonging to the victim was recovered from their possession," said the senior police official.
The official said that the assailants were riding on a motorcycle and when the police team asked them to stop they instead tried to run away by accelerating the speed. The assailants were chased by the police team and were overpowered. They were asked to show the documents of the bike but they failed and could not give a satisfactory answer to the police's questions. They were grilled at the police station in which they broke down and confessed their involvement in many cases of robberies.
The police said that a stolen motorcycle was also recovered from their possession. They used the bike to commit snatching. The accused have been involved in over a dozen cases of snatching and robbery. The recovered cell phone was handed over to the victim. The police said that they were also close to making an early arrest in the assault cum snatching case which happened with a woman journalist of a reputed agency. "We can't divulge more info but we are working on the case and we have leads," said an official privy to the investigation.