Padubidri, Sep 03, 2018: A robbery has been reported after thieves tied up an ATM guard and proceeded to rob Dhanalakshmi Jewelers and a mobile shop nearby in the early hours of September 2, Sunday around. The robbers successfully escaped with silver worth Rs. 40,000 from Dhanalakshmi Jewelers and 25 mobiles worth Rs. 1.8 lakh from Evergreeen Mobile shop.
During the midnight, a group of 5-6 robbers had gained access into Dhanalakshmi Jewelers which is located on the lower side of Padubidri market. When the group was preparing for the robbery, they saw the guard at the nearby Karnataka Bank ATM .
They overpowered the guard, stuffed his mouth with cloth, took him behind the building and tied him in the seating position to a jackfruit tree there. Later, the broke the locks of both the shops and carried out their robbery.
Early in the morning, a local identified as Suresh Acharya had gone on paper line when he heard a low scream from behind the tree. Thinking it was a ghost, Suresh fled along with his two-wheeler.
Later Suresh accompanied by Sudhakar Moily, a local came to the tree equipped with a torch light and found the ATM guard muffled and tied up to the tree. He was immediately freed from his bondage and a police complaint was filed. It was only then that the robbery came to light. The police rushed to the spot along with fingerprint experts and the dog squad. A case has been registered.
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