A gang of burglars entering houses by removing window grills struck in Alwal on Thursday and made off with gold ornaments weighing 150 grams and Rs. 1 lakh from a house. They entered two more houses but could not find valuables. From a third house, the gang took away Rs. 1,500, the Alwal ACP G. Ganesh Reddy said.

The gang first sneaked inside the rented portion of a retired private factory employee, Chennaiah, at Ratna Colony near Alwal railway station.

While Chennaiah and his family members slept in the hall, the gang went into the bedroom and took away the gold jewellery and cash from the almirah.