On Thursday, the police detained a youth on charge of chain snatching at Manchikodi in Shivally village coming under Manipal police station limits.
According to police, on Thursday, 52-year-old Lalitha, was going for work at around 8.15 a.m. when a youth tried to snatch a gold made chain from her neck. But she resisted and pushed him and he fell down on ground.
He then got up and tried to snatch her chain. Though she fought, he managed to escape with half of gold chain.
During the struggle, she recognized the youth as Praveen Naik, who lived in same place. The value of chain snatched had been estimated around ₹9,000 and a case was registered.
Acting on her complaint, the police detained Praveen near his residence at Manchikumeri at around 3.30 p.m. police said.