CHENNAI: Burglars decamped with 60 sovereign gold jewellery, silverware, `80,000 in cash, and other items including LPG cylinders from two locked houses at Vinobbhaji street in Choolaimedu.
The occupants of the houses, including one who is a retired staff of Chennai Airport, had left after flood waters entered their homes on December 2. Dhanasekar, a former superintendent in the commercial department of AAI, Chennai, returned home on Saturday to find the valuables missing.
A neighbour had informed him on Friday night about his front door remaining broken open after which he returned from his native village in Vellore. He lodged a complaint with the Choolaimedu police.
Another occupant in the building, Ajeesh, too had filed a complaint with the police claiming that 10 silk sarees and three LPG cylinders were missing from his home, police said.
In another incident, a six-member gang waylaid the owner of a mobile phone service center and relieved him of `7 lakh cash and eight smart phones worth `2 lakh at Mehta Nagar on Friday night.
The complainant, U Ibrahim (29) of Ramanujam Street in Choolaimedu was returning home around 11.30 pm on Friday when the bike-borne gang assaulted him. Police claimed to have identified all the gang members.