Two men robbed a woman of her five-sovereign gold chain at knifepoint after gagging her at her residence in Elumalai police station limits on Tuesday.

Police said the men barged into the house of S. Selvi (45) at Erumarpatti while she was alone at around 12.30 p.m.

The men, wearing full pants and T-shirts, pounced on the woman and tried to snatch her gold chain. However, when she offered resistance and tried to raise an alarm, the men gagged her with clothes.

After tying her limbs with the clothes, they snatched the chain and her cell phone and escaped from the scene.

The men also rummaged through the clothes in the cupboard looking for valuables. The broad daylight crime comes close on the heels of the masked men striking at two houses near Melur last week.