Police succeeds in arresting two chain snatcher

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Udupi, April 14: Police on April 13, Sunday arrests two chain  snatchers  and seized Gold valuables weighing 150 gram, two motor bikes and a Maruti Omni vehicle from them.

The arrested are Prakash Devadiga (32), working as an electrician and Raviraj Devadiga (28) a coolie from Heroor.

According to the police, the duo have been involved in many theft cases from past two years and also used to snatch gold chains from senior citizens and women, when they were back from churches after their prayer.


The police have formed three teams in Udupi, Mangalore, and Shimoga to trace the thieves.

The duo had committed thefts in Belanjalu-Hadi Road under Shirva police limits, near Pathonjikatte under Karkala town police limits, Pilaru-Pernalu near Adivasi Shikshana Kendra, near Shirva Church, and Kuthiyar-Thotlaguri road in 2012.

Under the guidance of Karkala assistant division ASP Annamalai, Karkala circle inspector Sunil Nayak, and Shirva station inspector Ashok, Suresh, Vishwajith, Dharnappa, Rajkumar, Shridhar, Jagadish, Ravi, Annappa, and Bhaskar participated in the operation.

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