5 after booze session vandalise car showroom, held

Five people were on Saturday arrested for vandalising a luxury car showroom on Anna Salai over alleged delay in registration of a car that one of them had purchased. The gang, who also reportedly consumed liquor in the building, escaped with CCTV cameras and related equipment that were installed at the premises.
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According to the police, Saravanan, a contractor and resident of Thoraipakkam, purchased a Volvo S90 worth Rs 70 lakh in his wife’s name from the car showroom on Anna Salai. While the luxury sedan was delivered to him on December 13, Saravanan brought the vehicle back to the showroom on Thursday for registration formalities. He was then reportedly told to return on Friday when the car would be ready for delivery around 5 pm.

However, Saravanan and four others reached the showroom around 10 am on Friday and demanded his car to be returned immediately. The gang also allegedly began to consume liquor inthe showroom.

When the staff confronted them, the gang abused them and went on to damage cars and other valuables at the showroom. They also allegedly dismantled the CCTV cameras and DVRs at the premises and put them in their vehicles beforeescaping.

Based on a complaint, the Teynampet police registered a case and arrested Saravanan and four others on Saturday. The other accused were identified as M Rithish (40), A Ashraf (41), S Justin (20) and R Saravanan (25). Two of the them were conservancy workers, the police said. Three cars and a mini truck were seized from the gang.

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