Armed men rob vegetable shop in Bengaluru; attack owner with knife
Five men barged into a vegetable shop in Bengaluru’s Chandra Layout on Sunday morning and not only looted the shop owner, but also attacked her and another person who tried to help her before fleeing.
Bengaluru: Pavithra and her husband Redappa, owners of a vegetable shop on Gangondanahalli Main Road in Chandra Layout were in for a rude shock when their shop was robbed at knife-point on Sunday between 5 and 5:10 am.
The couple has been running their business for the past four years and were shook because nothing like this had ever happened to them before.
Redappa narrated the entire incident to the cops and stated that his wife Pavithra was alone in the shop as he had gone to purchase fresh vegetables in bulk from the market.
According to Redappa, five armed crooks entered the shop and demanded Pavithra to hand over the cash and valuables.
Redappa alleged that two of the gang members threatened Pavithra at knife-point, demanding that she hand over the cash and valuables to them.
Pavithra, however, managed to flee from the shop and started shouting for help. Three gang members who were waiting outside the shop caught her and tried to attack her with a weapon.
They tugged at her gold chain, but Pavithra held onto it and they made away with only half of the chain.
A cab driver passing by saw Pavithra screaming for help and rushed to save her. The thieves threatened to attack the cab driver if he tried to help Pavithra. The gang members then escaped on two bikes, damaging the cab driver’s car as they left.
Pavithra suffered injuries when she was being pushed to the ground by the thieves. The value of the gold chain that was stolen from her is approximately Rs 18,000.
The Chandra Layout police have registered a case under IPC 397 (dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) and IPC 451 (house-trespass). Police have said that details about the robbers’ movements have been caught on CCTV cameras and that efforts are on to nab them.