Chennai: The city police on Friday professed to have cracked the Rs 10 lakh robbery belonging to Canara Bank and meant for ATMs, by capturing three people including a city-based woman college student. Sources said the other two are from Nigeria. On February 7 around 8.30 pm, two representatives Devaraj (35) and Murali (30) - of a private cash management service - were refilling cash in a Canara bank ATM stand near Moovendar Nagar in Iyyapanthangal.
When a pack of three members wearing helmets tailed them and assaulted them with a hatchet, both employees were heavily injured. The gang fled with the money boxes in seconds... A case has been enlisted with the Maduravoyal police station. Three special teams of police carried out investigations with clues from CCTV cameras in the area and mobile phone signals.
The police followed phone calls and took Akkyo Maya(27) and Aamu(26) into custody and based on the information given by them, captured a girl named as Greya, 21, city-based college student, living in Manimangalam. She supposedly let the men stay at her residence and knew of the heist. A special team of police has left for Mangalore to capture the main accused in the case who is allegedly in possession of the stolen money. Investigations uncovered that AkkyoMaya and Aamu brought forth a trick to plunder the cash. Police said there is one more involved in the robbery and a manhunt had been launched to arrest him.