An engineer of TANGEDCO was robbed of Rs. 5.5 lakh kept in the side box of his motorcycle, on Thursday.
Selaiyur police said Balamurugan had taken a loan of Rs. 3.2 lakh from a friend. He also pledged his wife’s jewellery at a nationalised bank near Tambaram and managed to raise Rs. 2.3 lakh. He was heading to Medavakkam to buy a plot of land when he stopped at Madambakkam to meet a friend. Upon his return, he found the side box broken open and the bag with the cash missing.
In another instance, gold jewellery was stolen from 28-year-old Sunitha. A resident of Tiruvanchery, she was travelling in a Tambaram-bound bus and realised her bag had been slit open when she reached the terminus. Twelve sovereigns of gold were missing.