House owners are advised to be doubly cautious while letting out their house for rent in the wake of a tenant himself turning a thief.

Explaining the modus operandi of a 36-year-old person who made away with gold ornaments when the landlord was out of station, II Town Circle Inspector V. Suryanarayana told reporters that the accused Aiyesh from Martur had taken on rent a portion of the house at Potharajupalem here. When the landlord was on a visit to Tirupati in April last, he had broken open the main door and the almairah and decamped with the gold ornaments and silver ornaments worth Rs. 2 lakh.