The thieves sneaked into the house without even breaking the main door-lock while the couple was on a pilgrimage to Tirumala

Thieves decamped with 380 grams of gold jewellery from a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) couple’s villa at Kompally in Petbasheerabad on Wednesday. The thieves sneaked into the house without even breaking the main door-lock while the couple was on a pilgrimage to Tirumala.

The burglary in Ashoka A la maison, a gated community with 15 security personnel guarding it round the clock, was committed by forcibly opening one of the sliding glass windows. The NRIs, Ravinder Prakash, and his wife, Sangeetha Laxmi, who had come to Hyderabad only three days ago, had left for Tirumala, along with Mr. Prakash’s parents on Monday.

Their relatives, who went to the villa on Tuesday for cleaning, noticed the burglary and alerted them on phone, said Petbasheerabad Inspector B. Janaiah. On return, the family noticed that a bag containing gold jewellery was missing from a cupboard on the first floor. The cupboard was locked but the key was left on the top, the police said.

Clothes inside another cupboard on the ground floor were left in a heap and the top floor also was ransacked. The gated community has no surveillance camera system. It has solar fencing on the compound wall but that was not activated.

Police believe the burglars had scaled the compound wall and jumped inside the villa complex.

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