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Driver attacked with knife, robbed of phone in Vepery

A 50-year-old man was attacked with a knife and robbed of mobile phone in broad daylight in Vepery on Saturday.

Driver attacked with knife, robbed of phone in Vepery
Accused Balaji


The victim Lakshmanan (50) of Kilpauk, who works a car driver, was sitting on the pavement of Ritherdon Road on Saturday afternoon when two men on a bike stopped near him and asked for his phone. When he refused, they attacked him with a knife on the head and snatched the phone from him before fleeing the spot.

Lakshmanan who got treated at a private hospital lodged a complaint at Vepery police station. A case has been registered and a hunt has been launched for the suspects.

Meanwhile, Koyambedu police arrested a history-sheeter in connection with a robbery case and remanded him. The accused Nari alias Balaji (24) of Ariyalur district has several cases including murder charges pending against him. Balaji robbed a daily wage labourer, Ramesh of Vriddhachalam, of cash and phone when the latter came back to Koyambedu vegetable market from Tirumazhisai after work on July 28, said police.

MKB Nagar police too arrested two men who attacked and robbed a two-wheeler rider. The accused Madhavan and Purushotham were remanded on Saturday.

Constable secures snatcher in Poes Garden

In yet another incident, a constable attached to the DVAC chased and secured a snatcher at Poes Garden on Saturday.

The victim Manikandan was going for a walk when two men followed him on a bike and snatched his phone. When Manikandan raised an alarm, passersby pushed the bike to make the duo fall on the road.

While one of them fled the scene, DVAC head constable Yuvaraj chased and secured the other snatcher and handed him over to Teynampet police. Investigation revealed that the accused has cases pending against him in Semmanchery.

While he was remanded in judicial custody, a hunt has been launched for the other suspect.

20 stolen phones seized from duo in Kodungaiyur

Meanwhile, Kodungaiyur police arrested two youths and seized 20 stolen phones and jewellery. The accused Vignesh (19) and Dinesh (19) were arrested in connection with a burglary case, but investigation revealed that they indulged in snatching in different parts of the city.

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