Chennai: In Nanganallaur, one of the most prominent residential localities in Chennai, miscreants allegedly decamped with valuables worth several lakh rupees from two premises.
Miscreants broke into the house of a businessman at SBI Colony extension in Nanganallur on Friday afternoon and robbed around 120 sovereigns of gold, diamond and silver articles and nearly Rs 1 lakh. Nobody was at home when the burglary happened in the house of Ramesh (52) a businessman. He lives there with his wife and two children. According to police, Ramesh had gone to Sabarimalai in the early hours of Friday, while his wife and children had gone to the Egmore museum on Friday afternoon. The burglary came to light on Friday night when the wife and children returned home. She told police that the thieves had broken into the house and robbed 120 sovereigns of gold and diamond jewels and Rs 1 lakh which the family kept in two bureaus in different rooms.
Based on the complaint by Komalavalli, Palavanthangal police registered a case and began investigations. Police said they have retrieved CCTV footage from the neighbourhood since the businessman did not install CCTV cameras in his house. They have identified three north Indian men who were roaming suspiciously in the street on Friday afternoon. Police have launched a search for them.
In another incident in the same area, the house of a retired Central government employee was burgled. The incident came to light on Saturday according to police, when the house of Srinivasan (65) a resident of Lakshmi Nagar in Nanganallur was found to have been broken into. Sources said that Srinivasan and his wife have gone to the US. On Saturday morning, neighbours found the locks of his house broken and alerted police and Srinivasan.
Five sovereigns of gold and one kilogram of silver ornaments were stolen, sources said. Palavanthangal police registered a case. Police suspect the involvement of the same gang in both the thefts.
Similarly, Natarajan (40) a software engineer and resident of Sai Nagar in Tambaram filed a complaint with Tambaram police that his house had been burgled. Sources said that after a night shift on Friday, he came home on Saturday morning to find the lock on the doors broken. He rushed inside to see the bureau broken open and 10 sovereigns of gold and Rs 30,000 stolen.
A case has been registered and further investigations are on....