Mangaluru: DCP- Crime and traffic - Uma Prashanth urged the public to be alert as some chain snatchers are seen cheating people saying they are from CID and police department. Two cases have been booked in Udupi related to chain snatching in which the culprits claimed that they are from CID and police department before committing the offence.
DCP Uma Prashanth said, "Today we received a message from Udupi police saying two men claiming to be from CID and police department are cheating people. They hypnotize the pedestrians saying there are chain snatchers and ask them to take off their valuables with the promise of security. This gang has been active and comes in a black vehicle.”