Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

Former driver robs Bangalore flat, flees with Rs 20 lakh in cash

Express News Service | Bangalore | Posted: August 27, 2014 11:14 am

An upmarket 11th floor flat, belonging to a chartered accountant was robbed by two unidentified persons in front of the owner’s grandmother on Monday.

The robbers tied up the grandmother of the accountant Sripal Jain and a maid who were present in the house on Monday morning before looting Rs 20 lakh in cash and gold ornaments weighing 300 grams. The incident occurred at the Brigade Gateway apartment in Rajajinagar in North Bangalore.

Police said they were informed about the robbery on Monday afternoon by the maid who worked at Jain’s residence. The Joint Commissioner of Police for law and order (west) S Ravi said the maid Gowri called the police after she managed to extricate herself from the plaster used by the robbers to tie her up along with Jain’s grandmother Mohini Jain.

The   incident   took  place  between  11  and  11.30  am  on  Monday.  The Subramanyanagar  police  who  registered a case of robbery said that Mohini and  Gowri  were  inside the flat when the robbers gained entry.

Sources said  that  one  of  the  accused  persons has been identified as Maruthi, a former  car  driver  of  the chartered accountant. “Our investigations have revealed  that both the suspects in the robbery are known to the family. We have  collected  information  about them and will nab them very soon,”  the deputy commissioner of police (north division) T R Suresh said.

One of the robbers  had been working with Sripal Jain as a driver a few months ago and he  had a swipe card to access the apartment premises, police said.

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