The police arrested four persons of a five-member gang within three minutes of them barging into a massage centre at Egatoor in Kelambakkam police station limits.According to the police, the CCTV camera footage shows two youngsters threatening the staff with a billhook to part with cash and valuables on September 28.“They even prevented an old woman from leaving the room. In a few minutes, three other youngsters, who are part of the gang, walk in and they also join in the looting spree,” said a police officer.The women staff were locked inside a room. One of the staff members managed to make a distress call to the Kelambakkam police station. “The nearest patrol vehicle was informed and they reached the spot in three minutes. While two policemen barged into the room and locked it from inside, two others stood guard outside,” said V. Badri Narayanan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mamallapuram.One escapesThey managed to nab four of them — Vijay, Prabhakaran, Sasikumar and Jegadeesan. However, one of the gang members, Vinoth, escaped. “We are searching for him,” said the police officer.He added that the youngsters were trying to earn some quick money by robbing the massage centre.“It is always better to keep the contact numbers of the nearest police station. It will come in handy,” said a senior police officer.
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