Puttur: Thieves broke into the house of Dr Suresh Putturaya located in Darbe on Saturday night and made away with cash and valuables.
The doctor and his wife, Asha, also a doctor, had gone to Mangaluru on Saturday morning. Their housemaid, as usual, locked th house in the evening and had gone home.
When she arrived on Sunday morning and opened the door, the theft came to her notice. She informed the owners, who too arrived home.
The miscreants appeared to have broken into the house through the room where patients come home to get examined. Gaining access from there, they got into the next where the wardrobe was found. They broke open its door and took away away valuables worth about Rs 15 lakh, including Rs 30,000 in cash.
Puttur subdivision ASP C B Ryshyanth, town inspector Mahesh Prasad, sub inspector Abdul Qader and team visited the spot. Canine and fingerprint squads also arrived and investigated.
The sniffer dog led the trainer towards the Darbe Bolwar bypass and stopped at a point. Hence it is suspected that the getaway vehicle was parked by the side of the bypass and they escaped in it.