Investigation Into Chain Snatching Incidents

Wed, 2018-08-08

Police are currently investigating two incidents of chain snatching, which took place on South Road yesterday 7th August, in a short space of time.

Around 10:00am the male victim was travelling east along South Road, Paget near Stovell Lane, when two men on a motorcycle road alongside victim, grabbing ahold of the chain around his neck. They were unsuccessful in their attempt to take the chain, but were able to make good on their escape, traveling in an easterly direction along South Road.

The second incident took place just east of Cobb’s Hill, Warwick around 10:20am. The victim, a male tourist headed in a westerly direction came to a stop behind traffic, when two men on a motorcycle also travelling west came alongside the victim and snatched a chain from his neck. The suspects rode onto Cobb’s Hill Road, also making good on their escape.

We are appealing to anyone who may have information or  saw two men on a black motorcycle, wearing full-face dark coloured helmets and acting suspiciously, between 10:00am and 10:30am to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit on 247-1044 or the confidential Crime Stoppers number on 800-8477.

Thefts from motorcycle riders are mostly crimes of opportunity. We would like to encourage motorcycle riders to conceal any items of jewellery and secure exposed property when traveling on the roads, making you less of a target from this type of crime.