A robber gang had diverted the attention of a person and snatched away Rs. 2 lakh from his vehicle in Korutla town on Wednesday.
Police sources said that municipal councillor Bhari had withdrew the cash from the State Bank of Hyderabad and kept it in his vehicle. Some miscreants strew currency notes of Rs. 10 denomination and told the victim about the notes. The victim, instead of taking care of his cash, bent down to collect the currency notes.
In the meantime, the gang escaped with the booty. The victim lodged a complaint with the police. The police had swung into action and reportedly arrested three persons of the inter-State Chittoor district gang allegedly involved in the offence.