ANAKAPALLE: A three-member gang, brandishing a gun and knives barged into a house at Anakapalle Monday night and tried to plunder the house by threatening the residents. They reportedly bundled up 20 tolas of gold and silver ornaments and cash, but fled the spot without the loot when the victims alerted the locals.
According to the police, the parishad development officer of Nakkapalli mandal, D Krishna, is residing in Chinababu Colony of Anakapalle. His wife Kiranmai was staying at her mother’s house along with her daughter since the last 15 days after the old lady fell sick.
At around 9 pm Monday night, Krishna was conversing with his neighbour Ramakrishna Rao at his residence when three robbers entered the house and locked the doors. They threatened the duo with a gun and knives, and tried to steal 20 tolas of gold and silver jewellery. One of them even withdrew `3,500 from a nearby ATM centre using Krishna’s ATM card.
Meanwhile, Ramakrishna’s wife Mounica visited Krishna’s house seeking her husband. The burglars thought of looting their house as well and told Ramakrishna to call his wife in. However, he went out and alerted the neighbours by shouting out loud about the burglars.
In their rush to flee, the robbers left the house without taking the valuables. The whole scene ended at 12.30 am. Krishna immediately alerted the police, who registered a case and took up investigation. Police are also trying to trace one of the burglars with the help of the CCTV footage at the ATM centre.