Victim Pardons Teen Nabbed on First Robbery Bid

Published: 05th May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: A 16-year-old boy who was caught in his maiden attempt at burglary in a house, was let off after the owner withdrew his complaint upon learning that the boy was from the neighbourhood and a Class X student.

Police said Yogendar Srikanth (33), a resident of Korukkupet High Road, was woken up by a strange noise in the unused bedroom of his house around 4 am on Monday. When he went to check there, he found someone rummaging through the steel cupboard.

Yogendar, who knew that there was no other exit point to that particular room, tip-toed to the doors and locked it from outside without alerting the ‘thief’.

After securing the latch, he raised an alarm following which his neighbours gathered there. The Control Room was alerted and when the patrol team arrived the doors were opened, only to find a teary-eyed juvenile in the room. The boy reportedly hailed from the neighbourhood and was a Class X student.

“It appears that Yogendar had left the front door open to get some breeze.

The boy had scaled the compound wall and gained entry into Yogendar’s house. He was trying to steal some valuables, but could not lay his hands upon anything. It was his maiden attempt too,” a senior police official said.

Since the house owner was not keen on pressing charges against the boy, he was let off after being quizzed.

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