Family was away when crime took place

Fifty-two sovereigns of gold jewellery were reported stolen from a house in Shakthi Nagar in Chinna Semar here on Wednesday evening.

Police said that the owner of the house, Sakthivel, who was running a grocery story in the area, and his family members were away from home when the incident took place.

The locks of the front door had been broken to gain entry into the house and take away the jewellery valued at Rs. 1.25 lakh.

Police have registered a case and further investigation is on.