Bangalore, Oct 23, 2013, DHNS: A real estate businessman lost Rs 14 lakh when unidentified miscreants lifted the bag of cash kept on his two-wheeler, by diverting his attention while a mechanic was servicing it in Electronics City on Wednesday afternoon.
Gajendra, a resident of Maragondanahalli, Jigani, had withdrawn the money from Indian Bank near Infosys in Electronics City 1st Phase, as he had bought a property and was to register it on Thursday.
When he came out of the bank, he found the rear wheel of his motorcycle punctured. He then phoned a mechanic who reached there in a few minutes.
In a foolhardy decision, Gajendra kept the bag of cash on the bike and watched the mechanic who got to work. After a while when Gajendra looked for the bag, it was missing, police explained.
Investigators have said the footage of the CCTV camera installed near the bank was being verified for a clue. It seemed four men who came on two motorcycles lifted the bag, they added.
A case has been booked at the Electronics City police station.
Rs 12 lakh stolen from car
In Nagavara, unidentified miscreants broke into the car of a real estate businessman by smashing its windscreen, and ran away with Rs 12 lakh cash kept in the boot on Wednesday.
The incident occurred near Nagalingaswamy Temple.
Nagaraj, a real estate businessman from T C Palya near K R Puram, has complained to the police that the money was stolen when he was busy attending a function at a relative’s house nearby.
According to Nagaraj, he received the money after registering a plot of land in Banaswadi in the morning.
He kept the bag of cash in the boot of his Maruti Swift car, bearing the registration number KA 51/MB 6999, parked the vehicle near the temple and went to attend the function.
When he returned around 4.30 pm, he found the windscreen smashed and the bag of cash missing, Nagaraj told the police.
The KG Halli police have booked a case and are investigating it.