BANGALORE: A security guard’s honesty resulted in a man losing his briefcase containing Rs. 1.5 lakh in cash.
Niyaqat Ali, a used car dealer, and his brother were returning from Chennai by bus Thursday morning. The two got down at Madiwala check post around 4.30 a.m. and started walking towards their house in Lakkasandra. Suddenly, four men emerged from the darkness and began chasing the brothers.
Mr. Niyaqat Ali, who was carrying a briefcase that contained Rs. 1.5 lakh, tossed it into an apartment complex to save the money in the belief that he could come back after outrunning the men.
However, the security guard of the apartment picked up the briefcase and came out looking for its owner. He saw two of the muggers and innocently asked if it belonged to them. The miscreants nodded, took the briefcase and went away.
Theft on bus
A woman lost Rs. 1.6 lakh meant for construction of her house while she was travelling on a city bus on Thursday.
According to police, Gouramma, a resident of Tigalarapalya, had just pawned her jewellery in Nelamangala to fund the house she was building in K.R. Puram. She kept the cash in her bag and boarded a bus to Majestic.
A woman with a child in tow sat next Gouramma and got off near Hudson Circle bus stop. When Gouramma checked her bag later, she found the cash missing. She filed a complaint with the City Market police station.
Two persons diverted the attention of Sachin Yadav, a two-wheeler showroom employee, and made away with Rs. 1.5 lakh in Bapujinagar on Thursday. The police said Mr. Yadav withdrew the money and kept it in his vehicle. He stopped near an eatery in Bapuji Nagar, leaving the scooter key on the vehicle. When he returned, he found the cash missing.