This Wednesday morning, my wife and I were on our regular walk around Mandavelipakkam when we were stopped by a couple of policemen who were on a motorcycle. At first, I thought they were enquiring about a local address.
But they began to brief us about chain snatching cases reported from this area. They advised my wife to cover the chains on her neck and told us tactics chain snatchers use and how we must handle motorists who drive too close and slow down.
On enquiry, we found the men are attached to Foreshore Estate Police Station. It is heartening to see local police make such efforts to educate the public.
– Report by V. Veeraswami