4 Held for Rs 27L Bank Robbery at Arakkonam

A suitcase containing cash was stolen from staff of nationalised bank in August

Published: 27th December 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th December 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: Four persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the robbery of two bank employees in Minnal village near Arakkonam in August this year. According to police, Saravanan (24) of Tiruthani and Vijayan of Chennai were picked up during a vehicle check near

Minnal on Thursday.

It may be recalled that two employees of a nationalized bank were waylaid and robbed off `27 lakhs. The incident occurred when the bank employees had gone to the branch of another bank to borrow the amount. On their way back, carrying the cash in a suitcase, the motorbike-borne gangsters

waylaid and looted them.

Arakkonam police had registered a case and were on the look-out for the culprits. On Thursday, when a police team intercepted a duo on a motorcycle, they tried to flee but were caught and confessed to the crime. Based on the information provided by them, their accomplices Srinivasan (33) and Saravanan (29)of Narasingapuram near Minnal, were arrested. Police claimed that `1.25 lakh in cash along with motorcycles and mobile phones were recovered from the four. Further enquiries are on.

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