Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A woman was robbed at knife-point by a couple at her house in Valasaravakkam here on Tuesday.

Police said Rajeswari (70) of Indira Gandhi Street had put up a ‘To Let’ board in her house for renting out a portion. A couple came on a motorcycle and wanted to inspect the premises that was available for rent.

When she let them in, the man brandished a knife and threatened Rajeswari to part with her jewellery. The woman accompanying the suspect also warned the septuagenarian of dire consequences if she raised an alarm. Fearing attack, the victim gave her 8-sovereign gold chain. The accused escaped on the two-wheeler.

The Valasaravakkam police have registered a case.