VELLORE: A gang of six that included a woman holding a baby, reportedly waylaid a 27-year-old man when he was driving home and robbed him of `15,000 and two mobile phones during the late hours of Wednesday near Kuravankottai in Veppankuppam Police Station limit.
Vinod Kumar (27) of Alangayam was returning home from Vellore in his SUV at about 10.30 pm on Wednesday, when nearing Kuravankottai along Alangayam-Gururajapalayam Road, a couple with a child, standing next to an Omini van, waved seeking help.
Thinking the couple’s car had broken down, Kumar stopped and enquired and was told that the Omni had stopped abruptly.
The minute Kumar stepped out of his car and walked toward the van, four men sitting inside the Omni assaulted him with a knife and robbed him of `15,000 cash and two mobile phones.
They then sped away in their vehicle towards Vaniyambadi, said Deputy Superintendent of Police of Ambur, P Ganeshan.
Kumar filed a complaint with the police, following which, the Veppankuppam police filed a case under section 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) of IPC. “We have formed two special teams to investigate the case and arrest the accused who waylaid the youth,” police added.