Two motorcycle-borne youths on Wednesday snatched a bag containing cash of Rs 1.5 lakh from a person at AT Road near the Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office and fled.
A police source said that the person identified as Manikant Medak, after withdrawing money from the State Bank of India (SBI) Jorhat main branch, was coming out of the bank when the duo snatched the bag from him.
He has lodged a complaint at the Jorhat Police Station in this regard.
Within a period of one month, this is the third such incident happened in the town in which money has been snatched.
In another case, the snatchers could not take away the bag from a person who held on to it and was dragged quite a distance and suffered injuries in the process.
He too had withdrawn money from the SBI main branch.
Police have so far not been able to recover the looted money in the earlier cases, but have arrested a few youths whom they suspect to be involved in the crime.