CHENNAI : Miscreants broke into five houses, including three belonging to IT employees, at Adambakkam here on Sunday night and decamped with valuables.However, the exact amount of valuables stolen from the houses is not known as some of the owners are yet to return to the city, a police officer said.
“Ram Prabhu, 33, an IT employee and a resident of Kumaragurubaran Nagar had gone for work as he was on night shift and returned on Monday morning only to find the locks on the house door broken and the valuables missing. His neighbour, Saravanan, 36, who is also an IT employee, had gone to his relative’s house at Villupuram when miscreants took away valuables from his house as well,” said a police officer.
In the adjacent street, Raman, 66 of Parthasarathy Nagar, a retired bank employee had gone to Pune to visit his son two days ago. “The neighbours in his apartment found the door lock open and found the almirah broken and informed Raman,” the officer said.
In the same street, Ganesh, 36 had gone to Bengaluru for the weekend, when unidentified men looted valuables from his house. A few houses farther, Bhoopathy, 67, a former employee of Co-optex had gone to Tirupati along with family when the incident occurred. Adambakkam police are scanning cctv footage to trace the suspects. “As it was a long weekend for Vinayaka Chathurthi, most of the residents were out of town. We have formed special teams to trace the suspects,” said a police officer.
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