Gold jewellery weighing 4.5 sovereigns and Rs. 38,000 in cash were stolen from a house at Jebamalaipuram in Thanjavur in the early hours of Wednesday. According to the police, the burglars gained entry by breaking open the house of Thomas Dayanidhi and took the key of the bureau on the wall and took away gold ring, gold chain, and Rs 38,000 in cash. Later, they snatched the chain from Helen Grada (32), wife of Thomas Dayanidhi, and escaped. Kallaperambur police have registered a case.