Car-borne men rob 3 of gold chains, cash

Three car-borne men, pretending to offer lifts, mugged three unsuspecting people of their valuables after threatening them at knifepoint and assaulting them on the Ring Road on Tuesday night.

The victims have lodged separate complaints in the RMC Yard, Jnana Bharati and Girinagar police stations.

In two cases, the car registration No KA 43-2245 mentioned by the victims was the same. The first incident was reported in the RMC Yard area. The three men offered to drop Keshavamurthy who was waiting for a bus at Goraguntepalya Junction. Midway, he was threatened at knifepoint and robbed of a 20-gm gold chain, a gold ring and Rs 4,500 in cash, RMC Yard police said.

The thugs then targeted another man waiting for a bus near Dr Rajkumar Samadhi at around 11 pm in the Jnana Bharathi police limits. Surendra Babu, a supervisor at a factory in Peenya, was said to be drunk. En route to Shantinagar where Babu resided, he was assaulted and robbed of a 15-gm gold chain, Rs 9,000 in cash and an ATM card near the Malagala underpass. Babu told the police the robbers dumped him on the road and fled.

Later, the trio robbed Chintan who was waiting for his friend at Nayandahalli Junction at 12 midnight, after offering to drop him at Bannerghatta Road. Chintan told the Girinagar police he was robbed of a 50-gm gold chain, a gold ring and Rs 1,000 in cash.

Pranab Mohanty, Joint Commissioner, Crime, told Deccan Herald the same group had targeted all the three men. “Though the worth of the valuables robbed may not be big, a three-man gang daringly committing such a crime on a single night is serious and disturbing. We have clues and have formed three special teams to work on the case. We will apprehend the suspects soon.”

Man held for robbery bid

Alert public caught a man, who tried to rob a private finance company, using a toy gun on TC Palya Road on Wednesday morning. He was part of a three-member gang.

The men in their mid thirties entered Kosamattam Finance office on the first floor of a commercial complex on TC Palya Road at about 11 am. 

They threatened the manager Sridevi with a knife and a revolver. They asked her to show the safe where the money and valuables were kept. But Sridevi pressed the emergency alarm switch under the table.

By the time the robbers could react, employees of the finance company and some customers closed in on them. Soon people from the neighbouring shops in the complex also gathered. They caught hold of one of them, Veeresh, 37. In the melee, the other two managed to escape. Veeresh was thrashed, before being handed over to the police.

KR Puram police confirmed that the gang had no revolver and they had used a toy gun to threaten the employees of the firm.

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