Chennai robbers get sloshed to celebrate heist, arrested after passing out railway station – Times Now

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Chennai: Ganesh Babu of Chennai’s Mambalam was shocked when he returned home from work on Tuesday night. The private firm employee found the front door broken and household items scattered all over the floor. His doubts were proven right when he found Rs 50,000 cash and seven sovereigns of gold jewellery kept in the house missing. His house was robbed.

However, Ganesh Babu’s remorse and tension lasted only a few hours. Hardly eight kilometres from Mambalam, the government railway police (GRP) found two drunkards fast asleep with a bag in their possession. When checked, the personnel found seven sovereigns of gold jewellery and Rs 48,000 in their possession. The robbers were caught.

The missing amount from the retrieved sum could explain the lacking links in the story. Abdul Kareem (37) from Ambattur and Kumar (29) from Padi got excited about their successful heist at Ganesh’s house and decided to celebrate. Instead of laying low or hiding the loot, they immediately shelled out money to buy booze, The New Indian Express (TNIE) said in a report.

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Abdul Kareem, a painter and autorickshaw driver Kumar got drunk and passed out at the Egmore railway station. They had no idea that Ganesh Babu learnt about the heist and the cops were on the lookout.
The local police had passed information about the robbery to units across the city. Although the faces of the robbers couldn’t be identified, the officers had a clear idea of the colours of the dress they donned. This helped the police to identify the sleeping duo at the Egmore station after being tipped off by the GRP.

The two accused planned to take the first suburban train to Avadi, the police were quoted as saying by the daily.

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