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Cops Detain Two for Roadside Robbery Caught on Camera

The video of a man waylaying a woman, captured in a mobile camera by a neighbour, went viral on social networking sites.

Published: 26th December 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th December 2014 07:27 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: The city police have detained two suspects believed to be involved in the sensational daylight daring road-side robbery in Thoraipakkam on Thursday.

The video of a knife-wielding man waylaying a woman teacher last Friday, captured in a mobile camera by a neighbour, went viral on social networking sites and mobile platforms. The visual portrays the man extorting the woman to part with her gold chain, bangles and wrist watch, to which the victim complies with out of fear. The stout man who appears on the video also taunts her while hiding the knife for a brief time when a cyclist and a car passes by that junction.

After gaining the jewels, the robber was seen leaving in another bike on which his accomplice was waiting in order to flee from the spot.

Speaking to Express, a senior police official confirmed that they have definite clues of the duo who committed the daring robbery. However, the official was tight-lipped about the detention of the duo.

“We have been taking in several persons with similarities to the man in the video grab,” he maintained. Probe teams have enlarged pictures of the duo appearing in the video and the same has been shared with special teams and the local police, who have also been distributing pamphlets carrying the images of the suspects.

Meanwhile, two images allegedly to be that of the suspects have been published by various Twitter handles since December 3, including  @Yahya_Roxstar, which sought others to share the tweet so as to help nab the accused.

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