Watch video: Men snatch elderly woman's purse making her fall on road

e distressing episode, captured on video, depicts the brazen attempt to rob the unsuspecting couple in broad daylight, resulting in injuries to the elderly woman.

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New Delhi: A shocking incident of attempted robbery involving two bike-borne miscreants targeting an elderly couple in Punjab's Ferozepur has surfaced, causing distress and concern among locals. The distressing episode, captured on video, depicts the brazen attempt to rob the unsuspecting couple in broad daylight, resulting in injuries to the elderly woman.

CCTV footage reveals dangerous encounter

In the captured CCTV footage, the elderly couple is seen standing near their car on the roadside. Suddenly, two individuals on a motorcycle swiftly approach them. One of the culprits violently snatches the bag from the elderly woman's shoulder, evidently attempting to rob and harm her.

Despite the woman's valiant efforts to defend herself, one of the assailants forcefully grabs her scarf, causing her to tumble to the ground, sustaining significant injuries. Following the incident, the injured woman was promptly transported to a nearby private hospital in Ferozepur for urgent medical attention, where she is presently receiving treatment.

Rapid response by Ferozepur Police

Upon learning of the distressing episode, the Ferozepur Police sprang into action with remarkable promptness. Their swift and decisive efforts led to the successful identification and apprehension of one of the suspects within a mere 24-hour timeframe following the attempted robbery.

A video released by the Ferozepur police via their official X account showcases the arrested suspect in police custody. Notably, the individual appears to have sustained an injury to his left leg, likely incurred during his attempt to evade arrest.

Commitment to public safety

In a statement underscoring their commitment to public service and safety, the Ferozepur Police emphasized their dedication to swift action in response to criminal incidents. The timely arrest of the suspect stands as a testament to their unwavering resolve to uphold law and order within the community.

"Ferozepur Police is committed to your service and safety. In immediate response to the viral video of the purse-snatching incident, Ferozepur Police traced the accused and made the arrest within the 24-hour timeframe," affirmed the Ferozepur police in a social media post accompanying the footage of both the robbery attempt and the subsequent arrest of the suspect.