Gang bluffs woman, lifts handbag from car

A gang of eight men lifted a bag of cash from a car after bluffing its owner into believing that the fuel tank was leaking.

The incident occurred near Halasuru lake, east Bengaluru, on the night of February 15, 2017.  Asha Kiran, a private firm employee, was driving back home when the unidentified men riding on motorcycles waved her down. When Asha pulled in, they drew her attention to the “leaking” fuel tank.

Just as she got out of the car to check the fuel tank, the men lifted the bag kept on the front seat and rode off. When a bewildered Asha returned to the car after finding that the tank was not leaking, she was stunned to find the bag missing. She raised an alarm but there was no one to help her.

Asha, however, didn’t immediately approach the police and chose to make the complaint on their Facebook page on Sunday. She said similar incidents had happened recently in
RT Nagar and on Nandidurga Road. She demanded that these incidents should be taken seriously.

“Everybody says these things happen! It’s a small incident!! But why are we letting it happen? This is not the city I grew up in (sic),” she wrote.

Police are looking into CCTV footage to identify the suspects.

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