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FORCED ENTRY: The damaged door of the house broken into by burglars. Photo: K. Manikandan
FORCED ENTRY: The damaged door of the house broken into by burglars. Photo: K. Manikandan

Staff Reporter

Make away with 10 sovereigns of gold, Rs. 7,000 in cash

  • Burglars also take away 2,000 foreign coins collected over 40 years
  • Main wooden door was broken open

    TAMBARAM: Burglars broke into a locked home at Kamarajapuram in Sembakkam near Tambaram and took away gold jewels weighing 10 sovereigns, Rs. 7,000 in cash and some 2,000 foreign coins collected by the owner.

    The burglary came to light when the occupants returned home on Monday evening.

    K. Ramamurthy, 52, a bus conductor, left for Vaniyambadi in Vellore district with his wife Kuppibai and their daughter on Friday evening to mark the first death anniversary of Kuppibai's mother.

    They left Vaniyambadi on Monday afternoon after lunch and reached home at 6.45 p.m. Ramamurthy asked his wife and daughter to go ahead while he went out to get something. As Kuppibai pulled out the keys to open the grille gate lock, she realised that the lock was broken. The main wooden door had also been broken open.

    The burglars had ransacked the house, broken open the almirah and taken away the valuables.

    Mr. Ramamurthy said the cash and jewels were his hard earned savings, and the coins collected over 40 years. He is attacked to the Metropolitan Transport Corporation's Adyar depot and works on route No. 5 plying between Adyar and Parrys. His wife Kuppibai is a teacher at the Tambaram Municipality's Primary School in Selaiyur. The family has been staying in the area for the past 18 years. Selaiyur police are investigating.

    Burglary near Pammal

    Burglars took away gold jewels weighing seven sovereigns from a house in Ayyappa Nagar near Pammal. Shankar Nagar police said Ahmedullah, an accountant, returned home on Wednesday morning after an overnight trip to a relative's home in Saidapet to find the almirah broken open and the jewels missing.

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