COIMBATORE:Around 25 sovereigns of jewellery were reportedly stolen from a house in LIC Colony, SIDCO, in Podanur on Friday night.
Police said that the complainant, J Kalaiprabhu (29), who runs a transport business, had gone to Oppanakara Street for Deepavali shopping with his wife on Friday afternoon. As they returned late in the evening, Kalaiprabhu noticed the front door broken open. Subsequently, it came to light that around 25 sovereigns of jewellery, worth around `25 lakh, had gone missing.
Kalaiprabhu alerted Podanur police who rushed to the spot and registered a case under sections 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the Indian Penal Code. A forensic team was pressed into service and four fingerprints were lifted from the scene of the crime.
In another incident, burglars are said to have broken into a house at Gandhipuram 4th street and stolen a car and an LCD television.
The owner of the house, Raja Rajamurthy, works in an electronic goods manufacturing company. He and his wife had gone abroad a few months ago. The house had been kept locked. A private security guard had been engaged to guard the property. However, he had been on leave for a few days.
It is believed that on Friday night, burglars broke into the house, checked four cupboards but did not find cash or other valuables. Thus, they fled with the television and the car.
Kattoor police have lodged a case.