Thieves committed theft in a jewellery shop in Governorpet area of the city and escaped with gold and silver ornaments valued at about Rs.5 lakh.

The shop owner, who noticed the burglary, lodged a complaint with the police on Monday.

According to the complainant, S. Raghavendra Reddy, the miscreants broke open the locks of the Sulochana Jewellers, located on Rajagopalachari Street, and took away some gold ornaments and silver jewellery, weighing about 3 kg.

Clues teams and dog squad were pressed into service. However, some ornaments were left in the shop raising doubts about the theft angle. The police registered a case.