Chandigarh: A local businessman, returning from Delhi in his car, was on Wednesday allegedly waylaid by five armed men who drove along with him to his house here and fled after robbing cash and valuables from there, police said.

Lalit Behl was on his way home in Sector 33 from Delhi airport in his car, when five robbers near Kurukshetra on Highway No. 1, waylaid him in the early morning hours. According to Mr. Behl, a car stopped near his vehicle and three armed men pushed the driver in the rear seat beside Mr. Behl and threatened to kill them if they raise an alarm. While three men got into his car, two others followed them in their vehicle to his house here.

At Mr. Behl’s house they disconnected the phone lines, remained there for two hours and decamped with cash and valuables. Mr. Behl had arrived from Philippines on Tuesday night.