Balianta, July 14: A mobile phone snatcher was thrashed by the public and handed over to the police after he tried to snatch a phone from a youth pedestrian near Dulladei temple on Uttara-Banamalipur road today.
According to sources, the youth was walking while on his way to home, three persons on a motorcycle waylaid him from behind, when he was passing the temple and tried to snatch his phone.
However, he pulled the bike and the trio fell off it. Hearing the screaming of the youth, passers-by rushed to see what happened and found them trying to escape.
While the passers-by nabbed one of the snatchers and the motorcycle, the other two associates managed to escape from the spot.
Later, the cops of Balakati police outpost reached the spot and detained the snatcher. The police have also seized the motorcycle (OD-02-AE-9508) and recovered the mobile phone.