Man arrested in chain snatching cases

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TRICHY: On Tuesday, Police detained a man in Trichy in connection with 2 chain-snatching cases from 2 women.

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The special team was made for solveing the snatching cases caught a man identified as S Raja, 25, of No 1 Toll gate in city through their patrolling from Jaffar Sha Street to the junction area on the evening of Tuesday.

According to the police they interrogated him on suspicion and the examination revealed that he was involved in 2 cases of chain-snatching that happened in the city in the month of January this year.

The first occurrence happened on January 20 when Raja snatched the gold made chain of the victim S Uma, 59 of Melachinthamani area when she was riding a moped. The Police had registered a case based on her complaint.

In another occurrence, the accused, on January 23 near Dakkar Road, snatched a gold made chain worth 5 sovereigns from a 63-year-old lady, the victim was identified as A Sasikalal of East Boulevard Road. The case was under investigation with the police.

Raja self-confessed to have committed the crime. The police also recovered the ornaments of gold worth Rs 70,000 from the accused and detained him.  

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