A man was caught red handed snatching mobile from a woman a few hours ago, according to a resident. He said the woman raised alarm and residents rushed to the spot and got hold of the man and the mobile was recovered.
The man was handed over to the authorities, he said, adding that later on several other stolen items were recovered from his bag. The development has left residents shocked as they lamented that incidents like snatching and theft have increased in the locality.
A few months ago, a girl has said that how efforts were made to snatch her mobile while she was on a rickshaw. Moreover, a girl student said how her purse was stolen while she was travelling on e-rickshaw. Many residents said women gangs are operative in the locality targeting girls. In most such cases they move around with a small child with them.
Cases of day-light robberies too have increased in the locality with robbers targeting shops and houses during Friday prayer when most of the people are in mosque, said a resident, adding that once a mobile was stolen from his house as the front gate was open.
A few months ago several shops were burgled at night.