Chennai: The city police on Friday claimed to have cracked the Rs 10 lakh robbery belonging to Canara Bank and meant for ATMs, by arresting 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 employees Devaraj (35) and Murali (30) - of a private cash management service - were refilling cash in a Canara bank ATM kiosk near Moovendar Nagar in Iyyapanthangal.
When a gang of three members wearing helmets followed them and attacked them with an axe, both employees were heavily wounded. The gang fled with the cash boxes in seconds.. A case has been registered 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 traced phone calls and took Akkyo Maya(27) and Aamu(26) into custody and based on the information provided by them, arrested a girl identified as Greya, 21, city-based college student, living in Manimangalam. She allegedly let the men stay at her residence and knew of the heist.
A special team of police has left for Mangalore to arrest the main accusedin the case who is allegedly in possession of the stolen cash. Investigations revealed that AkkyoMaya and Aamu hatched a conspiracy to loot the money.
Police said there is one more involved in the robbery and a manhunt had been launched to nab him....