Chennai: A 27-yr-old medical representative was arrested for stealing a businessman’s car as a favour to a woman who recently befriended him on Facebook.
Daughter of a businessman from Kodambakkam sought help from P. Chandru, asking him to steal her father’s car and sell it to in order to meet her expenses since her parents have cut her pocket money said the Police sources.
The accused P Chandru is a resident of Kalyanapuram in Vyasarpadi, was working as a medical representative. This is his first involvement in crime said the Police.
Shanmugarjan(47)businessman last week approached Kodambakkam police to register his complaint alleging that his Mahindra Xylo, Registration number-TN09 BP 1080 has been stolen.
Police was successful in tracking down the car in a godown in Vyasarpadi. The investigations revealed both the accused and the businessman’s daughter became friends on Facebook a few months ago. The daughter sought help from the accused to steal the car when she was in need of money.
“The woman had helped the accused, by giving him a duplicate key of the car and the accused stole it overnight last week,” said a police officer.
However, the car is safe and now secured by the Police. The accused was later produced before court and was remanded in judicial custody.