Barely a week after the Gautam Budh Nagar police arrested three alleged chain snatchers from Better Noida West after a gunfight, one other incident of chain snatching was reported on Wednesday night from the realm, police mentioned.
Two males on a motorbike focused a 31-year-old man shopping for ice-cream exterior GreenArch residential society in Techzone 4, Better Noida West round 11pm on Wednesday, mentioned police.
“I used to be standing close to an ice-cream cart round 11pm when two males on a bike snatched my gold chain and fled the spot. I instantly dialled the emergency quantity after which a PRV (police response automobile) reached the spot and I submitted a criticism,” mentioned Rohit Gaur, a resident of GreenArch society, who works at a non-public agency in Noida.
He additional mentioned, “The Cherry County police put up is positioned lower than 500 metres from our society and it appears that evidently the criminals don’t have any worry of the legislation. The incident has instilled worry in me and my household and we’re afraid to even step out of the society now.”
The incident was captured by CCTV cameras put in at the gate of the society and a video of it was shared broadly on social media. Within the video, two males carrying helmets might be seen on a bike standing close to the ice-cream cart; they out of the blue snatched the sufferer’s chain and sped away on their motorbike.
Anil Rajput, station home officer, Bisrakh police station, mentioned, “On the idea of a criticism, we now have registered an FIR beneath Part 392 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code. The CCTV footage is being scanned to determine and nab the suspects”.
Earlier on August 3, the Bisrakh police had arrested three alleged snatchers after a transient gunfight. Police mentioned the suspects used to focused high-rise residents in Better Noida West.
On August 6, too, a chain snatching incident was reported from exterior Himalaya Pleasure society which is positioned subsequent to GreenArch society in Techzone-4, Better Noida West. “Round 11pm, my spouse coming back from the market when two males on a black Pulsar bike snatched her gold chain,” mentioned Raghvendra Khare, a resident of the society. An FIR within the case was registered at the Bisrakh police station.
In line with the SHO, the gang of snatchers that was arrested earlier is completely different from those which might be energetic within the space now. “The modus operandi of the brand new snatchers is to focus on residents in markets at evening. Whereas the sooner gang used to threaten their victims utilizing weapons and flee with valuables,” mentioned Rajput.
Following Wednesday’s incident, residents mentioned the dearth of police presence has led to a rise in avenue crimes.
A resident of the GreenArch society mentioned, “There may be barely any police presence close to our society within the night and a number of other incidents of snatching have occurred exterior the residential space.”
Manish Kumar, a member of Noida Extension Flat House owners Welfare Affiliation (NEFOWA), mentioned, “Cellphone and chain snatching incidents are on the rise regardless of native police usually catching miscreants. They need to suppose proactively on how you can forestall avenue crimes. Deployment and visibility of police drive at roundabouts and busy market locations in Better Noida West should improve.”
Anil Kumar Yadav, deputy commissioner of police, Central Noida, mentioned, “Native officers have been directed to extend police patrolling within the space, particularly between 8pm and midnight. Any dashing bikes and suspicious autos might be totally checked by police. In actual fact, investigators are near arresting the culprits within the latest incident of chain snatching.”