Maharashtra: Two people arrested for snatching in Thane

Two people in Mumbai have been arrested for allegedly trying to snatch a gold chain and steal a mobile phone in separate incidents on Thursday.

Press Trust of India October 06, 2022 20:15:47 IST
Maharashtra: Two people arrested for snatching in Thane

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Thane: An official reported on Thursday that two people were detained by Thane district police in Maharashtra for allegedly attempting to steal a mobile phone and a gold chain in separate incidents. Rashid Ansari, 24, and Vasim Rais Shaikh, 20, were named as the accused pair, he said. In the first incident, which happened on August 7, the accused tried to chain the gold chain of a 26-year-old man near the Anjurphata railway bridge, according to Madan Ballal, the senior inspector of Narpoli police station in Bhiwandi town.

However, the victim resisted the attempt of the accused, who were on a motorcycle, they attacked him with a knife and fled from the scene. An offence under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 34 (common intention) had been registered with the police at that time.

In the second incident that took place on September 29, they tried to snatch the mobile phone of a tempo driver, who was taking a rest under a tree at Mankoli bridge on the Bhiwandi-Nashik road. They failed in their attempt, and the victim held their motorcycle, due to which they fell down. A police team patrolling in the locality later nabbed the accused duo.

They were placed under arrest and another case was registered against them at Narpoli police station, Ballal said. The police have seized their two-wheeler and recovered mobiles collectively worth Rs 82,000 from them, police said.

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