Hyderabad: Borrowing ideas from videos of chain-snatching incidents on You-Tube, an Ola cabbie who had snatched several chains was tracked down using CCTV images and arrested on Wednesday. The Rajendranagar police seized from the accused Patlavath Mohan, 4.5 tolas of gold worth about Rs 1.5 lakh and the two-wheeler used in the crime. Two incidents of chain-snatching and an attempt to snatch a chain were reported to the Rajendranagar police last month. The police constituted a special team which on examining CCTV footage from the vicinity of the spots found that the suspect had used a Honda motorcycle without a registration number.
A rider on a bike matching the description was stopped at Laxmi-guda. Upon questioning, police realised he was the accused, Sham-shabad DCP N. Prakash Reddy said.
Mohan had dropped out from degree college and worked in private companies at Rajendranagar and Shamshabad from 2017 before joining as a driver with Ola, Mr Reddy said.