Unidentified persons broke into the house of a judge — located near the Metropolitan Magistrate Court complex in Saidapet — and decamped with 200 sovereigns of gold.
The incident was reported in the first floor residence of the judge, Sreeja Subramanian in Block C3 of the campus. When she returned around 1 pm, after two-and-half hours in Saidapet market, she found the front grille of her door having been forced open and the steel bureaus inside cleared of their valuables.
The Kotturpuram police are investigating. Fingerprints have been lifted from the crime scene, said the officer, suspecting it to be an act of persons known to the judge’s family.
The campus has four blocks of eight houses each. The quarters have five entrances, one of which provides access through the Saidapet Court complex and another is adjacent to the entrance of the court complex.
Meanwhile, in another incident at Purasawalkam, burglars broke into the house of Shahjahan, a resident of Vadamalai Street, after the family went out for attending a function and took away more than 30 sovereigns of gold jewellery.