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    Burglars steal Rs 1.26 lakh from TASMAC outlet

    CHENNAI: Burglars broke into a state-run Tasmac shop and decamped with Rs 1.26 lakh at Choolaimedu on Sunday. Sources said the Tasmac shop (no 468) was located on 100 Feet Road in Koyambedu. On Sunday night, the employees downed the shutters as usual and left. In the morning, the shutter was found partially open and the cops were alerted. Senior officers, including ACP Jagabarsali and inspector Sekar visited the spot and conducted an inquiry. They found Rs 1.26 lakh kept in the safe was missing, but the lock had not been broken. The Choolaimedu police have registered a case and are investigating whether it was an ‘inside job’.Chain snatcher heldA 25-year-old sales agent was arrested for snatching a chain from a woman at Anna Square on Sunday.M Joseph, a native of Vazhapadi in Salem district, worked as a sales agent in a grinder company in T Nagar. On Sunday night, R Sujatha (35), wife of a constable, was at the bus stand near Anna Square when Joseph tried to snatch her four-sovereign gold chain and flee. He was caught and handed over to the police, who found that he was a first-time offender. Upon questioning, he claimed that he needed Rs 25,000 to undergo a surgery and had committed the crime for that purpose. Woman held for selling toddyA 60-year-old woman was arrested for selling toddy at Nochikuppam on Sunday. Shanta was caught with six pots of toddy near the fishermen colony near the Marina Beach, sources said.