Burglars made off with nearly 500 grams of gold ornaments and some silver articles after digging a hole on Sri Sai Venkateswara Jewellery shop in L.B. Nagar on Saturday.

The offenders first entered inside a medical store abutting the jewellery shop, both of which are located in a single-floor commercial complex on the main road. They broke open shutter lock of the medical shop which remained closed for the past six months.

“The jewellery shop and the medical store had common wall. They dug a hole and sneaked inside,” L.B. Nagar Inspector P. Srinivas Reddy. The burglars collected jewellery and silver articles on display. They, however, didn’t attempt to break open the three steel lockers which had over 1.5 kg. of gold ornaments and nearly 10 kg. of silver ornaments and articles.