Unidentified persons who broke into the house of an astrologer in Saathankulam in Tuticorin district and escaped with more than 100 sovereigns of gold jewellery.
According to the police, the crime happened on Wednesday late night. An astrologer,(70), Paldurai performs at an ancestral home during the daytime when he attends to visitors. After working times, he goes home, two houses away from the ancestral home.
Paldurai had come home after work on Wednesday evening. When he went to his home and he found that the valuables kept in the almirah were stolen.
Police said that the thieves had gained entry by breaking through the roof tiles in the home. Cash worth a few thousand rupees were also stolen.