Tribune News Service
Zirakpur, July 28
A women gang involved in theft and snatching incidents struck again here this morning. The gang members today robbed a 60-year-old woman of her gold bangle before fleeing from the spot.
This is the fourth such incident in the area in the past 15 days. Two women, in a white car driven by a 30-year-old man, rob women and elderly people of their jewellery and money.
The suspects have committed several robberies in the area and complaints have been registered against them.
The victim, Shakuntla Devi, who resides in Shiva Enclave, Zirakpur, stated that the incident took place near the Skynet Tower when she was taking a walk around 6.30 am. Two women in a white car came and held her hand on the pretext of seeking her blessings. The elderly woman avoided them, but the duo forcibly pulled her hand and fled the spot. Moments later, she realised that the two women and the car driver had cut her gold bangle.
The elderly woman, a native of Jammu, stated that the same gang had approached her 10 days ago. At that time, she maintained distance from them. Today, they committed the act forcibly.
On July 26, an elderly woman of Dera Bassi was robbed of her gold bangle by three car-borne women, who sought help from her on the pretext of giving water to an ailing co-passenger. The incident took place around 6:30 am near Nagar Kheda temple when the victim was out for a walk.
On July 24, three women and a man robbed Dhakoli resident Balwinder Kaur, 54, of her gold bangle after dragging her into their car near Bauli Sahib Gurdwara in Dhakoli around 7.30 am.
On July 13, four unidentified women robbed a Noida resident of her gold bangles near Patiala Chowk in Zirakpur. Victim Amarjit, a resident of Noida, came to visit her niece in Zirakpur. In her complaint to the police, the victim stated that she boarded an auto-rickshaw from Patiala Chowk. Four unidentified women also boarded the auto. Later, the women de-boarded the auto-rickshaw and started walking towards a car waiting for them. The victim later realised that her gold bangles had been stolen.
On February 25, two unidentified women stole jewellery worth lakhs from a house at Mona Greens, a housing society in Zirakpur. The victim, Swati, said two unidentified women knocked at her door around 9 am. They identified themselves as a mother-daughter duo, aged 45 and 22, and sought work as housemaids. The victim left the house and went to her shop, leaving behind her elderly mother and the housemaids. An hour later, both of them fled, leaving behind ransacked almirahs with money and jewellery stolen.
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