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Four cases of gold chains being snatched away by two men on a bike — it was not confirmed whether the men were the same or from the same gang — have been reported in the city in two days, and in three of the cases the victims were senior citizens. All the four women were approached by two men riding a bike. Two cases were reported on Wednesday and two on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, around 9.45 am, 68-year-old Shakuntala Vasudev Sadare was picking flowers near her residence in Santosh Nagar, Vishrantwadi, when two men arrived on a motorcycle and asked her for directions to reach an address. All of a sudden, one of them reached out and snatched her gold chain worth Rs 17,000 from her neck and the duo fled, states Sadare's complaint lodged with Vishrantwadi police.
In another incident, 66-year-old Malan Khandu Londhe was walking to a bank, around 10.30 am at Sopan Nagar in Wadgaon Sheri, when two men on a motorcycle snatched her gold chain worth Rs 46,000 from her. Londhe lodged the complaint at Yerawada police station. Police said Londhe, a resident of Prasad Residency in Wadgaon Sheri, was on her way to the bank to withdraw her pension when she was robbed.
On Tuesday morning, around 9.30, Sunanda Purushottam Anantapure, 60, was walking near Ladki bungalow in Nigdi Pradhikaran, when two young men on a motorcycle snatched away her gold chain worth Rs 70,000, states her complaint at Nigdi police station. Hours later, a 32-year-old woman, Manisha Rohidas Chinchwade, was walking near Morya Mangal Karyalay in Thergaon around 12.45pm, when, again two men on a motorbike, snatched away her gold chain worth Rs 80,000, says the complaint the resident of Vishal apartment in Chinchwadgaon lodged with Hinjewadi police.