With the help of closed-circuit television (CCTV) installed at an ATM centre in Thuraipakkam police was able to catch the ATM card thief who withdraw Rs 1.35 lakh from a stolen card.
Shastri Nagar Crime Inspector Mathiarasu told S Geetha, a local resident living on First Main Road filed a complaint about her stolen credit card. Her husband, Shankar, is an engineer and worked in a Gangotri Thermal Plant in Jharkhand. Geetha owned a Bank of Baroda ATM card, which she lost on September 30 while returning from T Nagar to Adyar. More than 10 days had passed that she realized that she had lost her card. As on Sunday bank is closed, next day when she went to the bank, she found that Rs 1.35 lakh had been withdrawn from her account. She filed a complaint of lost credit card at the Shastri Nagar police station.
A special police team headed by Mathiarasu investigating the case found that the withdrawals have been done at ATM centers of several banks in Thuraipakkam area. The team on scrutinizing the CCTV tapes obtained from ATM centers found that at one ATM center, the thief first used his own card to withdraw Rs 300 cash before using the stolen one.
The police traced his address and picked up the suspect from Kelambakkam. During the interrogation police came to know about his details that his name was Tirupathi, aged 29, son of Krishnamurthy of Jolarpet and was working at construction site in Adyar. Police arrested him and remanded to judicial custody.