A few shops were broken into and burgled on Mundakakanni Amman Koil Street early on Sunday morning. Among them was the local Amudham grocery store, a vegetables sales shop and a cellphone store.
The burglar made off with cash kept in the drawers in all the shops that were broken into.
Mylapore police who were alerted to the burglary early in the morning found out from CCTV footage that a man had used a crowbar to rip apart the shutters or doors of the shops to gain access.
These shops are located beyond the bridge on the Buckingham Canal and in a busy local shopping zone.