DGP T. K. Rajendran along with ADGP (law and order) Vijayakumar honoured officials of Coimbatore, Salem and Namakkal district officials and presented them commendation certificates.
The DGP also rewarded a private security guard of a toll plaza in Namakkal district, Akbar Ali who aided the cops and police sniffer dog, Podhigai which played a crucial role in the investigation.
At least three ATMs were robbed in coimbatore on December 9 and cash worth Rs.30 lakh was stolen. Special teams formed by Coimbatore police indulged in a chase and used drone cams to pin down the suspects.
Two cars with Haryana state registration numbers were involved in the offence, as also a truck. Further enquiries revealed that the vehicles moved on towards Salem on December 14 following which police stations and highway patrol were alerted. One of the cars was secured along with two suspects in Namakkal district. However three persons in the other car escaped. They were nabbed later with the help of a sniffer dog which went upto a certain spot and a drone.
Welding accessories used by them to cut the ATM machines were also seized. Police said that the arrested persons were invovled in ATM burglary cases in Madurai, Tiruppur and Vellore and also in similar offences in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.