Sambalpur: Taking the advantage of Zilla Parishad election, a group of eight to ten burglars broke into the house of Dr Pitabas Sahoo at Choudhary Chowk in Sambalpur late on Friday night. They threatened his son and daughter-in-law and a tenant and looted their valuables.

They took one gold chain, one ring, digital camera and a mobile phone. They also took a mobile phone and some cash from the person, Sanjib Kumar Nath, staying on the top floor.

While escaping, two of them were caught by the police; but they escaped by attacking the police with bombs. Later five burglars were nabbed by the police at Rampella toll gate on State Highway no-10 while escaping in an autorickshaw. The looted valuables were recovered from the burglars.