In a daring daylight burglary in Peter’s Colony, Royapettah on Saturday morning, culprits broke in and decamped with 55 sovereigns of gold jewellery.
Anna Salai police said the burglary took place in a flat on the second floor belonging to Shanti (48) who is the assistant director at the Directorate of Information and Public Relations.
Shanti and her son Vasanth, left home at 11 a.m. Vasanth returned around 2 p.m. and found the front door lock broken. The house was ransacked and the jewellery, kept in two cupboards in the bedroom, was missing.
Police are investigating.