A young couple and their friend, who were behind several snatching incidents in the city, have been arrested.
Based on his complaint, Vepery police registered a case and launched a hunt for the suspects with the help of the CCTV footage. Police were shocked to find a girl among the three and secured them from Pulianthope.
The accused were identified as P Dinesh (28), S Ajith alias Thol Ajith (22) and Priya alias Dhammu Priya (19). Investigation revealed that Ajith and Priya were a married couple. Police said Priya became addicted to ganja without proper guidance and has ganja peddling cases pending against her, while Ajith has snatching cases against him.
The trio has snatched another phone from a temporary conservancy worker in Choolaimedu on Saturday morning, said police. The two-wheeler and the mobile phones were seized and the trio remanded in judicial custody. Further investigation is on to find out whether they had indulged in similar crimes in other parts of the city.