Trichy: Thieves broke into a house and allegedly stole 25 sovereigns of gold jewellery and Rs 3 lakh cash, near Jayankondam in Ariyalur district late on Saturday.
Police have registered a case of robbery and started an investigation. The robbery took place at a house in Utkottai village belonging to Ramu, (45), a bus driver.
According to the police, owner and his family slept on the terrace of the house. In the morning, on waking up they were alarmed on seeing the front door broken open and found gold jewellery and cash were missing from the house.
Police reached the spot and started an investigation. They found the bureau unrestricted a few metres away from the house.
Thefts in Ariyalur district has been on the rise in the last few days and has left people concerned.
In the last two weeks alone, at least four robbery related cases were registered.