Mangaluru: In a daring act of burglary, thieves broke into the house of S Satish Rao, a retired bank employee, located near the old post office in Surathkal late Saturday night, and walked away with a big loot.
As the family members were fast asleep, the miscreants are thought to have climbed up a tree near the rooftop and gained access through the door of the upper floor. Rao has suspected that the theft took place between 11-30 pm on Friday and 6 next morning.
Rs 10,000 in cash and an assortment of jewellery including bangles, chains, ornaments studded with precious stones and rings have been taken away.
Rao’s mother-in-law is said to have visited them a week earlier and the valuables belonged to her, sources said. The total loss has been estimated at Rs 3.50 lakh.
The Surathkal police are investigating the case.