: An unidentified gang broke open four shops in two commercial complexes and a house in a row and stole cash and grocery at East Govindapuram here on Friday night.

The gang broke open a grocery shop and stole Rs.20,000 in cash, two bags of rice and three tins of oil, and packs of health drinks from a medical shop near it.

Later, they broke open a finance firm, a video shop and a house.

But they could not open the locker in the firm and found nothing in the video shop and house. Later, they threw the broken locks in a drainage canal and escaped.