The house of Subramaniam, principal of a private engineering college in Erode district, was reportedly burgled on Monday and 35 sovereigns of jewellery was found stolen.
The police sources said the accused gained entry into the house located at Amarjyothi Garden, by breaking open the back door lock. The incident occurred when Subramaniam and his wife were away at Karaikudi.
The valuables were kept inside a locker in the house, but the key of it had been left in an easily traceable place helping the accused get away with the jewellery.
The Tirupur North police have registered a case and are investigating.