Chennai

We’re sorry, say Chennai burglars; return loot

In an astonishing turn of events on Wednesday evening, burglars returned over 70 sovereigns of gold jewellery and cash along with an apology note on the door step of a doctor’s house in Kotturpuram where they had allegedly struck on Friday evening after unscrewing an iron window.

According to Kotturpuram police, the burglary took place on Friday evening at the residence of Azhar Hussain, a retired anaestheticist from Government Kilpauk hospital, on Rangarajapuram 1 Street when his son was alone in the house. The culprits decamped with over 70 sovereigns of gold, some diamond and platinum jewellery and close to Rs. 2 lakh in cash.

Around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Azhar’s daughter-in-law answered the door bell and spotted a plastic cover outside the door. She opened it to find the stolen jewellery in the bag and a handwritten note in Tamil apologising for the burglary at their house, police sources said.

Family members alerted the Kotturpuram police who reached the house and are investigating on the mysterious retrieval of the stolen items.

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