Thieves gained entry into the house of D. Abdul Jabbar (42) at Melapalayam near Elavanasurkottai by breaking open the back door on Monday night and took away gold jewellery and cash, worth Rs. 3 lakh.

Police sources said that Mr. Jabbar, who is in the real estate business, along with his family members was sleeping in the verandah of the two-storey building when the burglary happened. The burglars took away the suitcases containing the valuables and the cash.

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