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Masked men rob house at knifepoint

The police are searching for a gang of men for robbing 18 sovereign gold from a house after tying up its residents at knifepoint near Maraimalainagar on Monday.

Masked men rob house at knifepoint
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The incident happened at the house of Theliappan (70), a retired government employee. He lives with his wife Selvarani (68) and their 12-year-old grandson in Chinna Senkundram village in Maraimalainagar near Chengalpattu.

On Monday early morning, a group of five masked men with wooden logs and knives barged into the house while they were sleeping. The police said that the group entered the house after breaking the backside door and threatened the family at knifepoint before tying their limbs with a rope and locking them inside a room. The gang robbed 18 sovereigns of ornaments, 2 kg of silver and Rs 50,000 from the locker. They threatened to kill the family if they file a police complaint and fled the spot.

The police said that the couple managed to untie themselves and filed a complaint with the Maraimalai Nagar police. A police team visited the house and registered a case. A search is on to trace the robbers with the help of CCTV footage from the locality.

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