An armed gang of dacoits on Wednesday robbed the house of a former Shiv Sena corporator in Nashik and decamped with cash and valuables worth Rs 12 lakh, police said.
The five-member gang decamped with the booty from former Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) corporator Bharati Tajanpure's bungalow at Chehadi-Shivar near Nashik Road early Wednesday morning, police said.
Tajanpure, his wife and children were asleep in the house when the dacoits entered their home, tied up the children, looted the house and escaped in a blue-coloured van, they said.
A dog squad was pressed into service immediately, police said.
All important exit points have been sealed, police said adding a manhunt had been launched to nab the culprits.