Four Member Chain-Snatching Gang including woman arrested by Soladevanahalli police, Stolen property Worth Rs.10 Lakhs Recovered:

Pramesh S Jain

The North Division police of Soladevanahalli police have arrested four Notorious Chain snatching gang including a woman and Recovered 134 grams of gold ornaments,1.5 lakhs cash,and 2 two wheelers altogether worth of Rs.10 Lakhs stolen property from their possession.

The accused has been identified as,Shivaraj,23, Prakash,27 both resident of Vidyaranyapura,Ratna MV,32,and Prasanna Raj,27.

Senior officer,told media persons,a complaint was registered in soladevanahalli police station in which complainant stated that when she was returning home from a grocery shop in Hesaraghatta main road some two unknown person came on black pulsar bike and snatched her chain and escaped.

Based on complaint a special team was formed by DCP, North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena,under the leadership of ACP, Yeshwanthpura Sub-Division Sreenivas Reddy,PI,Harivardhan of Soladevanahalli police,PSI,Arun kumar and team swung into action.

The team visited the crime scene and inspected the spot after Inspecting spot,PSI,Arun and crime staff pressed into action.

Our PSI,Arun Kumar and crime team were deployed near Ganigarahalli junction to put up nakabandi during conducting nakabandi the PSI noticed two bikers coming towards the nakabandi point but as they saw cops they suddenly tried to escape.

Later PSI Arun kumar and his crime team gave a hot chase and team after a hot chase managed to nab two persons identified as,Shivaraj,23,and Prakash,27 from Vidyaranyapuram.

The team subjected them to questioning and during interrogation when the team asked them why they tried to escape and when asked to produce documents the accused dint produce the documents and a detailed questioning by the team led them to confess to the crime and revealed their associates name.

Based on their info the police arrested Ratna MV , 32 and Prasanna Raj, 27.

Based on their statement the police team recovered,Rs.10 lakh worth of 134 grams of gold valuables,with Rs.1.5 lakh cash and two bikes from them.

During investigation it was found that, Shivaraj,Prakash and Prasanna would move around the residential areas on bikes to identify targets who are usually women and senior citizens.

The accused would snatch the valuables and escape before handing the booty to Ratna to dispose.

The team grilled them who spilled the beans and revealed after snatching valuables they would give to Ratna to dispose and Ratna posing as home maker would visit gold loan firms and pawn the valuables for one or two months.

She would approach the firms citing financial crisis and seek help to sell the valuables and give her the remaining amount after deducting their dues.

Ratna would also visit many gold firms on rotation basis to avoid undue attention.

After checking the crime records of the accused it was found Prasanna is habitual offender among the four accused also involved in house break and other criminal offences,with their arrest six chain snatching cases reported in various police station has been detected and further investigation is on.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP North,Dharmendra Kumar Meena, ACP Yeshwanthpura Sub-Division,T Sreenivas Reddy,PI,Harivardhan,PSIs as, Arunkumar,Lakshman Uttagi and Vasanth Kumar,crime staff as,Ganesh V, Yuvaraj,Siddaramu,Sridhar Nirvani,Venkatesh, Srinivas,Imam Sab,Karikatti,has been appreciated for nabbing a gang of four including a woman who were involved in as many as Six chain snatching cases reported in and around the city and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.