The driver and cleaner of a lorry were robbed of their valuables near Salaghatte cross in Chikkanayakanahalli taluk in the district on Saturday night.

The police said a group of miscreants, who came in a multi-utility vehicle, intercepted the lorry and attacked the driver and cleaner with a wheel spanner and made away with Rs. 15,000 in cash and two mobiles. The lorry carrying copra was going from Turuvekere to Mumbai.

Fayaz, the driver, and Tabrez, the cleaner, were injured in the incident.

A case has been registered.

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