Out for walk, man targeted by phone snatchers, injured

  • | Monday | 20th November, 2023

GURGAON: Two men on a bike allegedly snatched a 50-year-old mans phone from his hand while he was out for an evening walk in Sector 45 on Saturday, police said. A case has been registered and investigation is under way.Complainant Rohitas Singh told police that he was out for an evening walk around 8.30pm on Saturday when the incident occurred.I was walking on the service lane when two men on a bike approached him from behind and grabbed his phone from his hand, Singh alleged.The assailants fled before he could even react, Singh said. He also added that there were other commuters in the area but none stopped to help him.After the snatchers fled, Singh informed the police of the incident and they arrived at the spot. An FIR was registered under Section 379A (snatching) against the two unidentified accused at the Sushant Lok police station on Saturday.Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammad Zahid said, It is very important for people to also take care of their belongings by keeping them safe. We have collected all the necessary details to initiate an investigation in the case. We are checking the nearby CCTV cameras to see if the accused were captured in any of the footage.We will arrest the accused soon.Singhs wife told TOI, I have requested that necessary action be taken against the snatchers and that the phone be returned to us. I cant believe how insecure this city has become. Imagine how difficult it has become for the citizens to casually go out for a walk. Had it not been for the phone, maybe they would have attacked my husband for money.We also published the following articles recentlyWoman falls off moving auto trying to resist phone snatchers, injuredA woman in Greater Noida West fell off a moving auto while trying to resist bike-borne snatchers from stealing her iPhone. The incident occurred near a popular mall during the evening rush hour. The woman suffered injuries to her leg and is traumatized. The police have registered an FIR and formed teams to identify and apprehend the culprits. This incident follows a similar one where a college student died after being dragged out of an auto by phone snatchers.Teenager, juvenile steal bike, snatch phone and murder morning walker in ChennaiA teenager and a juvenile accomplice committed multiple crimes in Chennai. They stole a bike, snatched a mobile phone from a food delivery agent, and then knocked down and killed a morning walker, stealing his mobile phone as well. The offenders were caught by passersby and handed over to the police. They admitted to stealing bikes and using them for their crimes. The teenager was remanded in custody, while the juvenile was sent to a correctional facility.Man grabs, rapes woman walking by Titwala tracksA 30-year-old woman was raped by a 35-year-old man in Titwala, India. The woman, who works for a private company, was followed by the accused before being dragged into nearby bushes. She alerted her husband who called for help, but before they arrived, the woman was raped. The accused has been arrested and an investigation is ongoing. The victims identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy.

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