Posing as cops, duo robs man of Rs 3.36 lakh; held

Two men, who were part of the Arumbakkam NBFC heist case last August, were arrested on Saturday for robbing an employee of a private firm to the tune of Rs 3.36 lakh last week.
Image used for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)
Image used for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)

CHENNAI:  Two men, who were part of the Arumbakkam NBFC heist case last August, were arrested on Saturday for robbing an employee of a private firm to the tune of Rs 3.36 lakh last week.

According to the police, the arrested duo are V Balaji (30) and Santhosh Kumar (31). They allegedly tailed the victim, Prabhakar Rao (44), along Shenoy Nagar last week. They waylaid him on a bike which had a ‘POLICE’ sticker. On the pretext of checking, they opened his bag and found Rs 3.36 lakh cash and took it. The arrested accused told Prabhakar to produce a receipt at the nearest police station to get back the money.

A suspicious Prabhakar Rao complained with Anna Nagar police. After a week, the police arrested Balaji and Santhosh Kumar from Villivakkam. The police recovered Rs 1 lakh from them. Inquiries revealed that the duo was previously arrested in the Arumbakkam Federal Bank robbery that took place in August last year. They had come on bail recently.

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