Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: An employee of a footwear shop was relieved of Rs.5 lakh cash and his two-wheeler in Parry’s Corner on Wednesday night.

According to police sources, Mohammed Bashish (44) was going to his employer Fakruddin’s house in Mannadi with the day’s collection of Rs.5 lakh kept in the box of a two-wheeler when two persons who came on a motorcycle knocked him down around 9 p.m. Before he could recover from the shock and react, one of the suspects took the vehicle and sped away.

Even as the victim raised an alarm, the suspects rode into narrow lanes in the busy area and made good their escape, the sources said. A special team was formed to investigate, they added.