Coimbatore: The Police have recovered 68.25 sovereigns of gold chains from three chain snatchers, the public had caught a youth, who attempted to flee after snatching a chain at Periyanaickenpalayam. He told the police that 5 people from Madurai, who were staying in a rented room at Poochiyur are involved in chain snatching.
Based on the evidence, on Monday, the city police arrested N Ayyanar and his younger brother N Manimaran of Vandiyur in Madurai.
The police sources said, after snatching chains from the city police limits, they used to leave for Poochiyur. We recovered 53.75 sovereigns of gold ornaments from them.
The brothers said that they were involved in 11 chain snatching incidents at Ramanathapuram, Kuniyamuthur, Podanur, Race Course, Saravanampatti, Singanallur.
On Sunday, the police arrested A Mubarak Ali of Thudiyalur, who was involved in four chain snatching incidents and thefts at Race Course, Ramanathapuram and Kuniyamuthur police station limits.
The Police seized 14.5 sovereigns of gold ornaments, two laptops and a mobile phone from him. Mubarak is facing 20 criminal cases in Tamil Nadu.