Burglars decamped with 3 sovereigns of gold from the house of an ex-serviceman at Kokkirakulam near the Collectorate on Tuesday night. Police said the burglars broke the backdoor of the house of Muthukrishnan who was away in Chennai to visit his son. The neighbours saw the broken door on Wednesday morning and informed Muthukrishnan about the burglary. Fingerprint experts lifted evidence from the scene of crime.

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