Bengaluru: With robbers increasingly targeting lone walkers and flyers waiting for airport buses at odd hours, with the latest incident of a 25-year-old man being stabbed at Indiranagar, the police have decided to step up night patrolling in prominent places.
A senior police officer told Deccan Chronicle that night patrolling has been increased after robberies have gone up.
In Indiranagar, the 25-year-old man from Jaipur, who was waiting for a bus to the airport, was stabbed by robbers when he refused to part with his mobile and valuables in the early hours of March 14. First, two people in an auto approached him. Later, a gang came in a car to the bus-stop and attacked him. They snatched his mobile phone and bag. When he resisted, they hit him on the head, shoulders and in the genitals. Passerby rushed him to a nearby hospital and he later filed a complaint with the Jeevanbima Nagar police.
A senior official from the JB Nagar police station said that they have formed a special team to catch the gang and are examining the CCTV footage from surrounding areas.
The gang targets lone walkers or those waiting for airport buses late at night. The gang splits into two groups, with the first team with two or three people roaming around the area and choosing the targets. Later they inform the second team which turns up in a car in larger numbers and attacks and stabs the victim.