Having the tattoo of a skull on his forearm proved unlucky for a burglar and his accomplice after it helped the police identify him as the one who broke into medical shop and escaped with Rs 1 lakh.
However, they spotted a tattoo on the right hand of one of the burglars. Also, fingerprints matched with Rajesh alias of Bonda Rajesh (20) of Avadi who was arrested by Aminjikarai police a few weeks ago for burgling a supermarket. He was released a week ago.
Learning that Rajesh was hiding in Mylapore, officials went there on Saturday night. In a bid to escape, he jumped into the Buckingham Canal but the police officials also jumped in and secured him. Based on his confession, the other accused, S Vijayakumar (20) of Mandaveli, was secured. Both were remanded in judicial custody on Sunday.