Hyderabad: Gold ornaments worth Rs 2 crore were stolen from the home of businessman T. Uttam Reddy located on Road No 2, Banjara Hills, behind NTR Bhavan. The theft in the ground-plus-two floor house occurred late Monday night. Reportedly three gold ornaments and three diamonds worth around Rs 1 crore were missing from the cupboards.
The burglar entered the house from a GHMC park at the back of the house at around 2.30 am and apparently had a free run of the house. The owners realised they had been burgled only when they woke up on Tuesday morning and noticed that the cupboards were open, and informed the police.
The Banjara Hills police rushed to the spot along with clues team and sniffer dogs.
CCTV footage recovered by the police showed that the burglar spent more than an hour in the house, while the security guard was asleep.
The burglar is seen in the CCTV footage wearing a mask and walking barefooted. Police say that from the way the theft was committed, the burglar was a highly skilled professional.
There were five people in the house, all members of the family, and none of them woke up.
The complainant Uttam Reddy, nephew of a prominent Congress politician, slept on the second floor of the house.
Banjara Hills detective inspector K. Ravi said, “The burglar entered the second floor breaking open the digital sensor lock of a glass door and gained entry into the room of Mr Uttam Reddy which was unlocked.”
He said the digital sensor lock on the glass door could be opened only with the biometric information of the inmates. “When it was broken, it failed to give an alarm. We have booked a case and further investigation is underway,” inspector Ravi said....