Pretending to look for a rented accommodation, three unidentified men robbed a woman of 15 sovereigns of jewellery after threatening her at knife-point at her house at Arumbakkam on Thursday.
Police said that the trio visited the house of Pachaiyappan and Thangam at East Street, Sakthi Nagar in Arumbakkam on several occasions on pretext of wanting accommodation of the first floor of the house. Realising that the woman was alone at home on Thursday, the gang brandished a knife and forced her to part with the jewels.
Burglars looted about 40 sovereigns of jewellery from the house of an employee of a private company at Valasaravakkam on Friday evening. There was no one at the residence of Manikandan, at TVK Street in Karambakkam near Porur at the time.
Man knocked down
Selvaraj(40), a conductor of TNSTC was killed after a car knocked down the two-wheeler as he was travelling on at Palavakkam on Thursday night. Ragavendran, the car driver, was taken for questioning.
A functionary of the Indian Democratic Party, who was also a contractor, was seriously injured after a six member gang attacked him at Vyasarpadi on Friday. Police suspect that the attack on V N Palayam was linked to business enmity and were questioning some persons.
Woman run over
A woman, who was 9-months pregnant was killed after being run over by a van driven by a man who was in an inebriated state, at Kancheepuram on Thursday night. Thilakam was waiting on the road for her husband to close his restaurant when she was hit by the van.