Locked in a room, a burglar sneaks through the bathroom window in Palnadu, Andhra

Express press service

GUNTUR: A Palnadu couple locked a knife-wielding burglar in a room on Wednesday night only to realize later that he had sneaked out of the bathroom window as they called the police. Not only that, the burglar also stole around Rs 25 lakh from the safe. The incident happened late Wednesday in the village of Rajupalem.

According to the police, the burglar broke into the house of P Sambasiva Rao, who runs a nursery near his residence with his wife. At around 11:17 p.m., the couple peeked into the room after hearing a noise. They found the burglar taking money from their safe and stuffing it into his bag. Police explained: ‘The intruder noticed the couple standing by the door and dropped the money. He tried to threaten them with a knife to get away, but the couple immediately closed the bedroom doors. They rushed to their room to call the police.

However, when they returned and peeked into the room, the burglar was gone, and so was the money.
“The bedroom has an attached bathroom with a window. The intruder took the bag of money, went into the bathroom, climbed over the toilet tank, removed the glass panels and escaped. All of this in 13 minutes,” police said. The police arrived on the scene after a few minutes and searched the whole house.

They found a few banknotes outside the bathroom that could have fallen as the burglar jumped out the window. Rajupalem Railway Station Inspector Mohammed Shafi said TIN that police are checking CCTV footage to identify the accused and added that around Rs 25 lakh in cash was stolen from the safe. One case has been registered and an investigation is ongoing.

GUNTUR: A Palnadu couple locked a knife-wielding burglar in a room on Wednesday night only to realize later that he had sneaked out of the bathroom window as they called the police. Not only that, the burglar also stole around Rs 25 lakh from the safe. The incident happened late Wednesday in the village of Rajupalem. According to the police, the burglar broke into the house of P Sambasiva Rao, who runs a nursery near his residence with his wife. At around 11:17 p.m., the couple peeked into the room after hearing a noise. They found the burglar taking money from their safe and stuffing it into his bag. Police explained: ‘The intruder noticed the couple standing by the door and dropped the money. He tried to threaten them with a knife to get away, but the couple immediately closed the bedroom doors. They rushed to their room to call the police. However, when they returned and peeked into the room, the burglar was gone, and so was the money. “The bedroom has an attached bathroom with a window. The intruder took the bag of money, went into the bathroom, climbed over the toilet tank, removed the glass panels and escaped. All of this in 13 minutes,” police said. The police arrived on the scene after a few minutes and searched the whole house. They found a few banknotes outside the bathroom that could have fallen as the burglar jumped out the window. Rajupalem station inspector Mohammed Shafi told TNIE that police were checking CCTV footage to identify the accused and added that around 25,000 rupees in cash was stolen from the safe. One case has been registered and an investigation is ongoing.

Dora W. Clawson