Cyclists complain frequent snatching attempts

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Cyclists complain frequent snatching attempts

Many riders have been assaulted in a bid to snatch phones by criminals

Cyclists complain frequent snatching attempts

Noida: As the incidents of mobile snatching in Delhi continue to stay on the rise, more and more cyclists seem to be drawing the short end of the stick. Many riders have been assaulted in a bid to snatch phones by criminals at Akshardham.

Recently, a Noida resident Rajiva Singh tweeted an incident of mobile snatching which occurred opposite to Akshardham metro.

Sant Singh Kahlon, a 17 years old boy, resident of Sector 37, Noida, was cycling with his group on Sunday while his phone was snatched by the bikers. CitySpidey talked to Sant to know his concerns.

“We were going down through the flyover and suddenly one bike came from behind, there were two people riding. The person who was sitting behind suddenly snatched my phone and they ran away at full speed. I informed my other riders who were riding with me that day but till then the culprits vanished,” said Sant.

Another cyclist, Vinita, a resident of Sector 137, Noida who was also riding the same day said, “We were riding with Sant that day, we were just behind him as we all can’t cycle in groups. Sant was the youngest cyclist with us, and that day the snatching incident happened with him. We immediately informed the cops and later an FIR was also registered in Mandawali, East Delhi Police Station. The incident happened in morning from 7:15 am to 7:30 am while coming back with a cycling group of 15 people, under the foot over the bridge coming from Geeta colony side.”

“After this incident, I got a call from Mandawali police station at 9 am, again inquiring for a mobile number that is of a member of our cycling group or not because another girl's mobile was snatched from that area (brother-sister duo). This duo was also riding in the same area,” she added.