Two unidentified persons reportedly stole 10 sovereigns of gold jewellery from a woman and her daughter when they were sleeping outside their house near Velur on Wednesday night. Velur police have registered a case and are conducting the investigation. It is learnt that Tharunya (31) and her daughter had come from Chennai to her father Subramanian's (62) house in Kuchikadu near Kupuchipalayam. Sources said that there was a power shutdown in the night and the three slept outdoors as it was sultry inside the house. It is said that around 1 a.m. two miscreants who came there stole the eight sovereign gold chain and Rs. 15,000 in cash from Tharunya and a two-sovereign gold chain from her daughter. Finger print experts and sniffer dog were brought to the spot for investigations.

- Staff Reporter