BARPETA, June 25 - In a daring daylight robbery, five lakh rupees were snatched away from a person in the heart of the town this noon. According to information, Kashinath Deka, a retired employee of PWD Assam and a resident of Byaskuchi in Barpeta district came out of the State Bank of India�s Bazar branch here after withdrawing five lakh rupees. He carried the amount in a bag in his hand. As he was about to start his motorcycle along with one of his friends, a young lad snatched the bag and escaped from the spot on a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle without any registration mark. He moved towards the east direction so swiftly that it was not possible for them to follow.
Frequent incidents of bag snatching in the district, specially in Barpeta and Barpetaroad have made the people wary of carrying cash. But the police have miserably failed in identification and in the arrest of culprits involved in the incidents.
This is the second such incident of its kind within this month itself. A money snatcher who snatched the bag of a retired teacher with one lakh was successfully chased by the local people on the 11th of this month and later handed over to the police.