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They’s not your typical criminal; and she, an unlikely accomplice. Yet, between the two of them, they executed one of the most sensational heists in Bengaluru – and managed to stay two steps ahead of the police. That was until Sunday night when Dominique’s wife Evelyn Mary (39) decided to give herself up.
Dominique Roy, 43, the driver who fled with the cash van from KG Road with Rs 1.37 crore in it, has become an enigma of sorts — in part because Bengalureans are still queuing up outside banks post-8/11; and also because five days have passed and the Bengaluru police have been unable to nab him.
And the crime doesn’t appear to have been carried out in the heat of the moment; Dominique seems to have planned the entire thing, including the escape plan. Minutes after the robbery…
On November 23, Dominique sped away with the cash van around 1.30 pm even as two of his associates were loading cash at an ATM in KG Road. Minutes later, he abandoned the cash van near Mount Carmel College in Vasanthnagar after extracting a few cash boxes and hailed an auto-rickshaw for his house in Lingarajapuram.
Before going home, he got down near a provision store from where he borrowed a hammer and broke open the cash box in the shop. He transferred the cash into a bag and left the boxes behind in the shop. Police have questioned the shopkeeper but he said that he didn’t bother to check what Dominique was doing. The boxes have been recovered from his shop.