Noted classical singer Prabha Atres house in Jangali Maharaj road area in the city was burgled by an unidentified person in the wee hours of Saturday who decamped with valuables worth over Rs 1 lakh, police said on Sunday.


According to police, the thief entered the house by unbolting the safety door and managed to take away two smart phones, two hard disks and other accessories, all worth over Rs 1 lakh, which were kept in the drawing hall.

Atre came to know about the burglary the next morning when she woke up for her daily riyaz, a police officer said.


She told police that the thief managed to unbolt the safety door by putting his hand inside the grill.

“Hours after the theft, Atre realised the incident and approached Deccan Gymkhana police station to lodge a complaint,” the officer said.

Police have obtained CCTV footage of the house, which shows the image of a person.

“We are now working on some clues to trace the thief,” he added. 

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