Unidentified persons entered the house of Amjad (26), located on Pakkam Cross Road near Kandamangalam and decamped with 10 sovereigns of jewellery and Rs. 11,800 in cash on Tuesday night.
In a police complaint, Amjad said that after closing his sweetmeat shop for the day, he brought home the cash.
He and his wife had gone to sleep with the doors open, as it was sultry.
The burglars reportedly removed gold chains from both of them and also took away the cash.