CHENNAI: Around `2.45 lakh in cash and 42 sovereigns of gold jewellery were burgled from locked houses in two separate incidents in the city.
Police said, the retired sub-inspector Balachandran of Viswanathan Nagar, Guduvanchery had gone with his family to Mayiladuthurai to attend a function on January 28.
"When he returned on Monday, he found that the locks of his house door had been tampered with and `1.45 lakh and 38 sovereigns gold jewellery missing from the cupboard," police said.
In another incident, `1 lakh in cash and around four sovereigns gold jewellery were stolen from a house at Ambattur.
Lakshmikanthan, a scientist who lived in Lenin Nagar had gone to Yercaud along with his family to spend the weekend. On Monday after return, the family was shocked to find the money and jewellery missing from the house.
Both the cases have been registered and the police are screening CCTV footage and conducting inquires with neighbours to identify and nab the culprits.