KOCHI:The City Police on Thursday constituted a special squad to probe the incident in which burglars broke into the house of a former Reserve Bank of India officer near Pathadipalam and decamped with 25 sovereigns of gold and other valuables.
The incident occurred in the house of Raju Kurian, Ushas, Parijatham Road, near Pathadippalam. The theft came to light on Wednesday afternoon when the female domestic reached the house, which had remained locked up for the past two days, and found its front door open. Besides gold jewellery, `10,000 in cash, wristwatches and mobile phones were also stolen from the house. City Police Commissioner M P Dinesh on Thursday visited the crime scene and reviewed the progress of the investigation.
“Directions have been issued to collect the list of habitual offenders, who were recently released from jail. The ongoing investigation primarily focuses on those who had stayed at nearby lodges and shops that are open at night,” an officer said.
Further, CCTV visuals from a house in the neighbourhood have been collected for verification. The police have recovered an iron rod and screwdriver used by the thieves to break open the house.