Puducherry: On Wednesday, Police detained 2 chain snatchers and launched a search for 1 more involved in the crime which were reported on Tuesday. Police recovered gold jewellery and seized a cellphone and 2-wheeler all worth Rs 2.25 lakh. The detained were identified as N Dinesh alias Dinesh Babu, 23 from Sozhinganallur, Chennai and J Appu alias Kumaravel alias Vellai, 29 from Kandanchavadi, Chennai. The escaping was identified as Abi alias Abimanyu. According to police two motorcycle-borne men snatched jewellery worn by an ageing woman, who was waiting at the Saint Antony’s bus-stop, Cuddalore Road, and escaped the scene.
Police managed to stop the suspected bike at Indira Gandhi square on Wednesday and detained Dinesh and Appu. As per their confessional declaration, Abi and Kumaravel snatched the jewellery from the woman. both handed over the jewellery to Dinesh, who was waiting near new bus stand. Abi boarded a town bus and reached Gorimedu, where he waited for his assistant to join him. Dinesh and Appu proceeded to Gorimedu in the twp-wheeler. However, police stopped and detained the duo.