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Man posing as buyer drives away with car, nabbed

Nearly a month after he posed as a prospective buyer and drove away a car leaving the owner stranded on the road in Maduravoyal, police arrested the suspect and recovered the vehicle from him.

Man posing as buyer drives away with car, nabbed
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The victim, Sai Balasubramani of Selaiyur, is an employee at a mobile phone-based education platform. He used to stay with friends in Villivakkam to prepare for Company Secretary examination. After the lockdown, Sai returned to Selaiyur, leaving his car at Villivakkam which he planned to sell.

When he posted an ad on OLX, a person who identified himself as Paulraj contacted him. They met at Villivakkam on July 6, and Paulraj wanted to test-drive the car. He told Sai that his friend was waiting near Maduravoyal with cash and took him there. “The accused parked his car and showed a person and told Sai it was his friend. When Sai got down to collect cash from him as told, the accused drove away,” said inspector Ravindran.

Maduravoyal police tracked Paulraj’s mobile phone from which he used to contact Sai. Investigation revealed his actual name is M Rajapandian alias Chandru of Pozhichalur, who has a similar case pending against him.

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