Trader robbed of cash

CHENNAI, DEC. 30. A four-member gang waylaid a trader and escaped with Rs. 21,000 in cash in Chromepet on Saturday night.

The police said Mr. Palaniappan (32) was returning home with the cash on a two wheeler when he was intercepted by the gang on 7th Main Road, New Colony. The gangsters escaped with the cash after attacking Mr. Palaniappan. The Chromepet police are investigating.

In another case, jewellery weighing 34 sovereigns were stolen from a house in Padi on Friday night.

According to the police, the resident, Mr. Jebastin, left for work on Friday night and the criminals entered the house through a window which was open. The Korattur police are investigating.

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