R Ram (33) of Odisha, who works as a construction labourer in the city, received a salary of Rs 30,000 on Saturday from a worksite at Parry’s Corner.
Following this, he sent Rs 5,000 to his wife and came to Chennai Central to board an MTC bus to Thiru Vi Ka Nagar to reach his next workplace.
When he met his friend Rajiv at the bus stop, they talked for a long time and decided to sleep on the pavement. When Ram woke up at around 4 am on Sunday, he found Rs 25,000 and his mobile phone missing.
Based on his complaint, the Flower Bazaar police registered a complaint and traced K Rajiv of Odisha and remanded him in judicial custody on Sunday.