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snatch

Weightlifting a lift in which the weight is raised in one quick motion from the floor to an overhead position
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'We are trying our level best and will soon arrest all of the robbers and snatchers involved in the cases,' her added.
Police team on scientific grounds has collected the data of criminals and deployed plain dress officials in different bazaars and eventually arrested the five-member gang of mobile snatchers by recovering dozens of snatched mobiles.
Moreover, Agha Mir Jani police detained a gang of three member's mobile snatchers namely, Usman son of Sher Zaman, Shahsawar son of Sher Afzal and Zabi Ullah son of Qadeem.
Well, I am not sure if the city county has jurisdiction on matters crime but it should have its priorities right by first ridding the busiest city in East Africa of muggers, cell phone snatchers and street families before bundling a breastfeeding mother, and her only source of income, out of the streets.
In a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, the Army gave specifics of its activities such as the arrest of one Mr Allwell Enwereji and five others in Abia State for conveying already thumb-printed ballot papers, interception of ballot box snatchers in Imo State, nabbing impostors in military uniform also in Imo State.
"I thought that The Soul Snatchers by Richard Sanford was a fascinating and fast-paced read.
'We have expedited actions against the street criminals, robbers, thieves and snatchers. Police have been directed to intensify actions against all the gangs to provide relief to the public,' said Javed Iqbal.
(At first, I thought they were just begging for alms from jeepneys, but a pedicab driver called my attention and asked me to walk close to him and keep watch because those are snatchers.)
Investigators said that Ferreras and Rosimo were both known snatchers in the area, saying Ferreras was released from Manila City Jail just last month.
Sarath said they wanted them to admit that they were chain snatchers. A policeman pulled out Vinayakan's coloured hair and asked him to cut it.
A 30-year-old man was arrested by Limassol police on Tuesday on suspicion of being one of two purse snatchers operating in the coastal towns in recent days.