CHENNAI: Residents of the city caught 2 robbers when they tried to escape after snatching the gold chain of a woman at Vengal in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday evening.
Inquiries revealed that the duo had gone on a chain-snatching fling targeting lonely women walking on the road.
Police informed Boobalan and Rajkumar, residents of SIDCO Nagar in Villivakkam, who had earlier snatched the gold chains of 2 women in Mutha Pudupet and Vengal. They were caught red-handed in their 3rd attempt.
On Thursday evening, the duo suddenly snatched the gold chain of Gayathri, a resident of Velliyur near Vengal. Hearing her shouts, residents came to her saving. They nabbed the duo and beat them before handing them them over the Vengal police.
The case has been registered and the police has arrested them.