As many as 30 sovereigns of gold and Rs 1 lakh in cash were burgled in a midnight strike at a house here on Thursday. According to police sources, the burglars struck at the house of R Saravanan (32) at Jayalakshmi Nagar, Koneripatti in Rasipuram on Thursday midnight.
On the night of the incident, Saravanan, who worked at the Study Centre of Annamalai University at Rasipuram, locked the house from outside, leaving his wife S Kalvikarasi’s grandmother, Valliammal, inside.
Saravanan then proceeded to their newly-built house located nearby. The following morning, seeing the front door ajar, Valliammal informed Saravanan, who rushed there along with his wife to find a bureau open and the jewellery and cash kept inside missing.
On information, a police team from the Rasipuram station rushed to the spot and held inquiries. Superintendent of Police M Sathia Priya and Additional SP G Subbulakshmi also visited the spot. “Four special teams have been formed to nab the culprits,” the SP said. The incident came in the wake of a series of burglaries reported at Mudalaipatti last month.