RAJKOT: On Saturday, 2 chain snatchers were detained from Chunaravad locality of Rajkot.
According to Police the accused, recognized as Jitendra Rathod and Lakhan Malani, were detained with a bike and 2 cellphones.
“During their interrogation, accused said they along with their aide had snatched a yellow metal chain valued Rs 54,850 from neck of a woman sitting pillion on a two-wheeler from Choradi village on way to Gondal from Virpur,” said an official.
Both accused are history-sheeters. While Rathod faces 26 cases of robbery, theft, physical assault and chain snatching listed in Rajkot, Jetpur, Gondal and Amreli district, Malani is involved in 6 cases of fraud, theft and robbery in Rajkot.
Both accused were sent to the jail in a chain snatching case, and just after their release from prison they committed crime of chain snatching near the Choradi village.