With the arrest of six persons in separate incidents, the Noida police on Thursday claimed to have busted two gangs involved in chain snatchings and thefts in the city.
Four persons were arrested in Sector 58 of the city early in the morning, the police said.
They were identified as Arbaaz, Rahees, Shafeeq and Pramod—all residents of the adjoining Ghaziabad district, Superintendent of Police (City) Arun Kumar Singh said.
Two gold chains that they had snatched recently have been recovered, he said.
Singh added that two country-made pistols and bullets were also seized from their possession, while the motorcycle used by them has been impounded.
“During the probe, it emerged that the motorcycle was also stolen and a case regarding it is registered in Delhi,” he said.
The four accused are history-sheeters, with cases registered against them at different police stations in Gautam Buddh Nagar, the SP said.
In the second incident, the police arrested two men from Sector 62 late on Wednesday night.
The accused were identified as Amit and Gurfaan, both from Hapur district, Singh said.
“The two were notorious for using an autorickshaw to target victims, mostly at night. They would get people to sit in their auto and then rob them of their valuables. On September 6, they had robbed a man in Model Town area,” he said.
Cases have been registered against all the six arrested persons at the Sector 58 police station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, the police said.
The accused have been remanded in judicial custody, they said.