Madurai: Police arrested three persons including a teenager were involved in a chain-snatching. 28 sovereigns of gold jewellery valued at over Rs.7 lakh was seized from them.
The accused were identified as S Muthu (19), S Muthukumar (21), and A Balakrishnan (22), all from Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli district.
Police said that a chain snatching incident on December 21, an elderly woman was burgled off her seven- sovereign gold chain near Perumalpuram by a bike-borne duo. CCTV cameras footage helped police zero in on the youngsters who were spotted in the crime place before and after the theft.
The two-wheeler used in the crime was also recovered and arrested three were produced before a court and remanded to court custody.