Police said the elderly man told them that Sivakumar had offered to help him withdraw money from an ATM in Mylapore.
He then told the unsuspecting senior citizen that he would be back in a jiffy and left.
He had moved to Chennai 12 years ago and lived in Vadapalani.He landed in the police net after he was caught on CCTV cameras at an ATM cheating a senior citizen recently.
He would target only senior citizens, robbing them by diverting their attention, said the officer.In one case, he befriended an elderly man and used him as cover to steal from a cellphone shop.
He took the elderly man along to the shop and told the owner he was his father and that they had come to buy mobile phones.
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