Mylapore police have arrested two men who are said to have been involved in thefts at local houses.
The men were detained on Monday when police were carrying out routine vehicle checks on East Mada Street, Mylapore. They were in an auto and the driver tried to get away when the police detained it. One man escaped.
The detained men, from Mylapore, told police they had robbed a house on Kalvivaru Street and made off with gold and silver jewels.
Knives and a metal pipe were found hidden in the auto.