He had abandoned the vehicle at Maduravoyal and escaped.

Chennai cash firms driver flees with Rs 12 crore meant for ATMsImage: Abandoned vehicle after robbery
news Crime Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 10:50

In a case of robbery, a driver of a private cash management company on Monday allegedly fled with an amount of Rs. 1.2 crore which was to be filled at various Bank of Baroda ATMs.

Police told The New Indian Express that the driver was identified as Isakki Pandian and hails from Tirunelveli. He had abandoned the vehicle at Maduravoyal and escaped.

The vehicle had started from Kodambakkam and was supposed to go to Thiruverkaddu, filling all the Bank of Baroda ATMs on the way. It had an amount of Rs 2.20 crore in total.

When the vehicle reached Poonamallee High Road at Velappanchavadi, around 4pm, the two other staff Babu, Sathish Kumar and security guard Jovith Mullah had gone to fill cash. In the meantime, the drive fled with the money abandoning the car about one kilometre from the place, police told TNIE.

Police suspect that the driver may have shifted the money to another vehicle and fled with it.

Isakki Pandian had been working as a driver with Logi cash management firm for the last three months. The staff had deposited cash in about 10 ATMs including Koyambedu, Villivakkam, Padi, Porur and Virugambakkam.

A case has been registered at the Thiruverkadu police station, and five special teams have been formed to find the suspect.


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