A fruit merchant residing at North Perumal Maistry Street lost 19 sovereigns of jewels and Rs 50,000 on Saturday. Police said that K. Maheswaran (50) was sleeping in the ground floor. When he woke up, he found that some miscreants had gained entry into the house from the first floor as the locks were broken. Subsequently, he realised the valuables kept in the almirah missing.

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