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A debt-ridden mechanical engineer robs a bank, apprehended by police four days later.

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Bengaluru police have solved a bank robbery case, and a 28-year-old mechanical engineer was arrested. The police were able to retrieve Rs 85, 38,320 in gold and cash from him. Within four days of the robbery being reported.

DCP South East Division Srinath Mahadev Joshi told reporters that Dhiraj S, a resident of Kamakshipalya in Bengaluru, had been arrested. The accused used to work in a private company, he said.

On January 14, at around 6 p.m., the accused robbed away cash of Rs. 3.76 lakh and gold ornaments weighing about 1,805 grams from an SBI Bank located within the Madivala police station limits while wielding a knife.

The accused brandished a knife at the workers while they were about to close the bank for the day. Upon entering the bank, he demanded the staff to fill the bag with cash. The terrified staff led him to the bank’s safe, where the accused grabbed cash and gold ornaments, according to the DCP.

According to Joshi, police created teams to apprehend the accused, and he was apprehended on January 18 at around 4.30 p.m.

The accused confessed to the crime during interrogation, and it was discovered that he had lost all of his money by investing in an online trading company called OLY MP Trading, according to the DCP.

According to the police, the accused borrowed a total of Rs 35 lakh from his friends, as well as a loan from Bajaj Finance and using a credit card.

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