A video footage of a recent incident has been circulated in a WhatsApp group of residents and authorities’ with the objective of spreading awareness on the modus operandi of bag and chain snatchers.
The video and photograph of an incident of bag snatching has been shared on a WhatsApp group of residents and authorities’ with the objective of spreading awareness on the modus operandi of bag snatchers. This particular incident took place in the morning of February 28. The victim was a lady from Sadbhavana Apartments in Sector 22. Now, almost ten days later, the video and photograph of this incident was shared on the community WhatsApp group by Jyoti Prasad, president of Sadbhavana Apartments. In a talk with City Spidey, he said, “I received the photograph and video from the husband of the victim who is also a member of our managing committee. He shared it to spread awareness. Such incidents are happening in the area so people could be aware and alert after watching this video.”
City Spidey caught up with the husband of the victim. He narrated the incident, “On the morning of February 28, my wife was walking towards Classic Apartments which is also in the same sector along with her friend. They had parked the car in the service lane. As soon as they came out, three bike-borne people reached the spot and snatched my wife’s bag. She fell down. Though we complained about the incident in the police station we did not lodge an FIR. However, after a week I decided to get the video clip and photograph of the incident from the surveillance camera.”
The footage existed. “I shared it with our society’s president so that he could circulate it in various groups and generate awareness.” The victim’s husband informed City Spidey that another similar incident had happened the same evening in the very same service lane. “A chain was snatched from a lady. I suspect that the same people had done it. Police should control such incidents as they are happening frequently.”
According to the police investigations are going on to nab the gang.