Three cellphones stolen at knifepoint

Three people were robbed of their mobile phones and one also lost her gold chain, when bicycle thieves struck in Madurai district on Thursday night.

In the first incident, Mr Vignesh from Thenpalanji, suffered cuts to his left hand and bleeding to his right hand when two men attacked him with a knife and stole his mobile phone.

Police said the victim was watching a movie on his mobile phone while standing near the anganwadi building in Thenpalanji when two defendants, aged around 25 to 30, threatened him with a knife to force him to separates from his cell phone.

When the youths resisted, they inflicted bleeding wounds on him and snatched the phone from him before fleeing the scene.

Vignesh was treated at Rajaji Government Hospital. Austinpatti police are investigating.

Meanwhile, two youths were similarly robbed on the bypass road below the SS Colony police station boundary on Saturday.

Police said J. Rajasekar (30) of Arul Nagar was standing near the TNSTC depot, By-Pass Road, when three people snatched his sovereign gold chain and a mobile phone at around 5am.

The trio who had come on a motorbike had held him up at knifepoint.

In another incident within minutes on the same bypass road, S. Gopinath (16) of Ponmeni 2nd East Street lost his mobile phone to two people who threatened him with a knife.

SS Colony Police recorded two cases.

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