STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Four Days On, Daylight Robber wielding Knife Caught on mobile Cam still at large

Published: 23rd December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Despite the passage of four days since the emergence of a mobile phone camera clip that captured a day light robbery of a woman teacher at knife point in Thuraipakkam, police are yet to identify and arrest the daring thief and his accomplice.

The city police, who had accessed the video, that has gone viral on social networking sites and other mobile platforms, claimed that they were looking into the video and are in the process of identifying the suspects involved in the crime. They noted that the suspects could be from a local mobile phone service provider centre in the neighbourhood.

The footage, reportedly shot by a resident of MCN Nagar in Thoraipakkam, runs for 2 minutes 41 seconds. It shows the woman school teacher Velam Senthil (39) of MCN Nagar being intimidated by a stout person, wearing specs and sneakers, armed with a long knife. The video shows the woman parting with the valuables including her chain, bangles, and wristwatch, even as she begged and pleaded with the duo to spare her. The robber hid the knife when a cyclist and a car zoomed past them. Soon after the theft, the robber escaped with his friend, leaving the woman shivering in shock.

A senior police official maintained that they were gathering local intelligence from shopkeepers and auto rickshaw drivers besides inquiring the victim to establish the identity of the suspects. “We believe that the duo must have been spotted by some other locals who should be able to give their identities,” the official said.

The chilling incident has come to light at a time when the crime statistics released by the city police claimed that the number of robberies, for 2014, till November 15 had dipped to 64 cases as against 74 last year, a decline of 14 per cent.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp