BANGALORE: Armed men attacked the security guard of a printing press in Peenya police station limits on Tuesday and looted Rs. 86,000.
The police said the incident took place at Newsline Printing Press in Peenya Industrial area between 8.30 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. when the lone security guard, Murtuza Hussian (55), was on duty. A seriously injured Hussain is being treated at the NIMHANS.
The police said after printing newspapers till the early hours, all the employees had left the press by 8.30 a.m. At 9.30 a.m. a worker came to the press and found that the shutters were closed.
A person, who supplies water cans to the press, also came there around the same time. When the two lifted the shutters, they found Hussain lying on the floor with a head injury.
The intruders had smashed the glass cabinet of the office and made away with the cash, meant for disbursement of wages, from two of the five drawers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Syed Ulfath Hussain said.
Three men allegedly waylaid a couple and robbed them of a gold chain, two mobile phones and Rs. 1,000 and credit cards in Sanjaynagar police station limits in the early hours of Tuesday.
The police said that around 12.45 a.m. Kausar S. Chowdary, a marketing executive with a media group, and his wife were on their way to their flat in Sanjaynagar.
The armed robbers stopped Chowdary's motorcycle on Chennamma Kalyana Mantap Road, threatened him and his wife with a knife, and relieved them of the cash and other articles. The Sanjaynagar police have registered a case.
The Malleswaram police have arrested K. Murthy (23) of Vijayawada on the charge of purchasing goods by using stolen credit and debit cards.
The police said Murthy purchased clothes worth Rs. 13,000 from a shop on Sampige Road on May 11 and tried to make the payment through a credit card. As there was no adequate credit in the card account, the shopkeeper suspected some foul play and informed the police.
When the police questioned Murthy, he confessed to stealing a bag containing credit and debit cards from a motorcycle that was parked on 18th Cross, Malleswaram, on May 11. He had purchased a mobile phone and a handicam from two shops using the debit card, the police said.
The police have seized from Murthy four credit cards, two debit cards and a motorcycle he had allegedly stolen from Basaveshwaranagar.