Gold jewellery stolen

CHENNAI, JULY 20. Gold jewellery, weighing more than 60 sovereigns, was stolen from a person at Tambaram on Thursday morning, raising the spectre of a continuing rash of jewel thefts in and around the city.

According to police, the victim, Mr. Ramamurthy of Old Perungalathur took the jewellery from a bank locker in Tambaram and was returning home on a two wheeler. He stopped the vehicle in front of a medical shop on Shanmugam Road and found filth on his vehicle seat. While he was cleaning it, the bag containing the jewellery was stolen, said the police. A case has been registered with Tambaram police and further investigation is on.

Meanwhile, nearly a week has gone by the police said they had no clue to the culprits, who removed gold jewellery weighing more than 130 sovereigns (worth about Rs. five lakhs) from a house in Tirumangalam.

According to police, Mr. C. Subramaniam residing at I Block, 2nd Street in the area, left for Vellore on July 13. While leaving the premises, he asked his relative Mr. Vasudevan to take care of the house. On Sunday, when Mr. Vasudevan went to his house at Palavakkam and he received information that the house in Tirumangalam had been broken open. Immediately police was informed of the theft. On Monday, when Mr. Subramanian returned home, the actual quantity of stolen property was ascertained and a case was registered with the Tirumangalam police.

Gold stolen in Mylapore

In another incident at Mylapore, 13 sovereigns of gold jewellery with a diamond ear-ring was stolen from a house in CIT Nagar, Mylapore.

Police said Mr. Chakravarthy, a businessman from Bangalore came to the city with his family members and stayed in his relative's house. His wife left the jewellery in a bag which was kept close to the window and the bag was stolen early in the morning, police said.

A three-member gang conned an employee of a private company and removed cash of Rs. 17,000 from him at T.Nagar on Monday. Police said the victim Mr. Balan was returning to office after withdrawing cash from a nationalised bank and at T.Nagar the gang diverted his attention by asking for an address. They then relieved him of the cash.