Cash totalling Rs. 48,000 was stolen from a scooter box in Adyar on Saturday. Krishnamoorthy (62), a retired government employee and a resident of Kasturba Nagar had placed money he had just withdrawn from a bank, in the compartment under his scooter seat. He parked the vehicle and went to another bank in Indira Nagar. He returned to find the seat open and the cover containing the cash and his bank passbooks missing.