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Chain snatching incidents rise in Mumbai

A total of eight gold chain thefts have been reported in Mumbai over the last few days. Complaints have been registered in Malad, Mulund, Andheri, Juhu, Pydhuni, Vikhroli, Sewri and Vile Parle.

Chain snatching incidents rise in Mumbai
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Over the last few days, people across the city have been facing fear due to the increasing number of crimes. While the Mumbai Police is busy battling the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of crime has increased, which as per records was significantly less during the lockdown. It is said that the pandemic had also affected crime in Mumbai, and over the first few months of the lockdown, it was dropped by 60 per cent.

However, the same has increased right after the activities were permitted in the state. Criminals have been making the most of every opportunity and troubling the citizens. In a recent report released by the officials, a total of eight gold chain thefts have taken place in Mumbai. The report was released on Monday, November 2, 2020, and states that police have nabbed the criminals of three cases.

The lockdown was being lifted in a phase-wise manner, and the police were deployed to control the city of Mumbai keeping the coronavirus outbreak in mind. However, after the lockdown was lifted, incidents of gold chain snatching have risen in Mumbai.

With these eight incidents coming to light in Mumbai, the police have started taking action and investigating the right places to catch hold of the thieves. It is said that most of these incidents have been reported in the western suburbs, in areas like Malad, Mulund, Andheri, Juhu, Pydhuni, Vikhroli, Sewri and Vile Parle. Police were able to arrest the people who snatched the chains in Pydhuni, Sewri and Malad.

As per reports, the accused from Malad has been identified as Imran Yusuf Ansari (35) and used to visit the women's public toilet early in the morning. He used to target the victim, chase them and snatch the chain. However, he was caught after the woman shouted and alerted the locals who then caught him and beat him up. He is currently undergoing treatment at Kandivali's Shatabdi Hospital.

In the incident reported at Sewri, the accused Ahmed Kalsekar (22) and his friend approached a 20-year-old man, beat him up and tried to flee after snatching the chain and stealing money from his pocket. However, the citizens present there came to help the young man and caught Kalsekar, while his companion fled the spot. As per reports, Ahmed is an accused and has been booked earlier at Nagpada, Kalachuki, DB Marg and Shivaji Park police stations.

The Pydhuni police have arrested Rahim Abdul Rahim Sheikh, who was paying attention to the women who were out of the house for a morning walk. He would carefully observe the women and follow them and snatch their chains.

In an aim to curb these incidents and help the citizens, the Police have increased the patroling which will help the officials keep an eye on the crime. 

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