That age is just a number has been proven time and again by notorious octogenarian thief ‘Silver’ Srinivasan, who struck again and made away with gold from a house in Pammal after approaching the inmates there with a marriage proposal.
The incident occurred on Thursday in the house of Srinivasan, a relative of social activist Chromepet V Santhanam. The suspect initially approached Santhanam with a claim of responding to a ‘bride wanted’ matrimonial advertisement. The suspect was later identified as ‘Silver’ Srinivasan by police after they browsed through the CCTV footage.
He later went out saying he would return after visiting a temple nearby. But he never back. Later the family lodged a complaint with Shankar Nagar police with the help of Santhanam. Police said ‘Silver’ Srinivasan got his name because he used to steal only silver articles earlier.