Puttur: A house located in Tenkila which belongs to senior advocate K R Acharya was broken into by thieves on Saturday night. The advocate and his family had locked the house on May 13 and are now away in Hyderabad.
The incident appeared to a sequel to regular thefts on Saturday nights in town and around. When the maid who comes to clean everyday arrived, she found the backdoor broken open. She immediately informed Satish, Acharya’s brother-in-law living in Edneer in Kasaragod district.
He arrived and found cupboards and wardrobes broken open. A huge loss is feared in the theft. The exact value of things and cash taken away will be available only after Acharya returns home.
The pattern of thefts taking place in locked houses only on Saturdays gives rise to a suspicion of a gang going around to study the houses and keeping track.