Four arrested in separated snatching cases, search on for two

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CHENNAI: On Saturday four persons were arrested for snatching a mobile phone and a chain in two separate incidents. police are the lookout for two persons wanted in one more incident of chain-snatching.

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The police said Umar Mohammed (41), a branch manager in a private bank was burgled of his phone near Teynampet on August 10. He had lodged a complaint at Teynampet police.

Two men Joseph Raj (20) and Gopinath (22)  were arrested at Kodungaiyur on Saturday. The Rs 35,000 worth mobile phone recovered. The duo was jailed in judicial custody.

In the first incident of chain-snatching,  two persons were arrested during a vehicle check in Perumbakkam. The police said Karthik (24) and Saranraj (19) from Semmencherry Tsunami Quarters were inside on suspicion during the vehicle check.

On examination, the duo confessed to having snatched a four chain from a woman in Taramani. They were arrested.

In another incident, K Vimala (42) of Selaiyur, came out of a store in Selaiyur on Saturday.  Two bike-borne men snatched her seven-sovereign chain and escaped. Some passers-by tried to catch the thieves but in vain.

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