Robbers target Russian tourist at Calangute


Two persons on a motorcycle snatched a shoulder bag from a Russian woman tourist in Calangute on January 4, according to a complaint lodged at the Calangute police station.
Oksara Peshrova, a Russian national, stated in her complaint, that she was walking along the road in Cobravaddo, Calangute, in the early hours of January 4 at around 5.56am when two unknown persons riding a motorcycle, snatched her handbag containing cash, phone and a gold chain all worth 1.5 lakh and escaped before she could raise an alarm. The police have registered an offence under Sections 379, 356 read with 34 IPC and are conducting further investigation. Such incidents are frequent in the tourism belt during the season, locals said. [TOI]