A gang of 15 dacoits, aged between 30 and 40 years, forced their way into the house of Chakrapani Reddy, correspondent of Sri Chaitanya English Medium School, in Vempalle town of Kadapa district in the early hours of Tuesday. They threatened Mr. Chakrapani and his relative with knives and iron rods and decamped with 30 tolas of gold and 10 tolas of silver ornaments and Rs. 4 lakh.