Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-05-14 13:11 Mangaluru: In three separate incidents, women lost gold worth Rs 2.65 lakh on Thursday and Friday in the city. In the first incident, a man entered a compound of Yashoda Holla, who was watering the plants on Thursday afternoon. He pretended that he needed someone to pluck coconuts and asked Yashoda if she knew anyone. When Yashoda came near him to answer him, he snatched her four sovereign chain worth Rs 45,000 and fled. She has registered a complaint in this regard at Kadri police station. Padmavati Bhat was on her regular morning walk on Friday. It was around 6.30 am. As she walked from her flat towards the main road in front of Vikas College, a man appeared suddenly from nowhere and snatched her coral-studded mangalsutra worth Rs 1.50 lakh. Rural police have registered the case. In the third incident, Gertrude D’Souza of Jeppu Seminary View was on her way to attend a ‘roce’ ceremony of a relative. It was 10.15 am on Friday. A man suddenly walked in front of her and before she could realise why he appeared, he grabbed her chain. But it tore and fell down. He reportedly took the pieces of chain valued at Rs 70,000. Of-late incidents of chain snatching are on the rise in the city. Despite issuing warning, women wear heavy jewelry even while going for a walk or shopping. Unless they exercise caution police alone can’t curb such crimes, said a police officer.