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Mangaluru: With CCTV's help, alert locals catch thief within hours


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Apr 13: A man who allegedly stole mobile phones and wallets from bags belonging to swimmers was caught by alert locals here on the night of Saturday April 13.

On Saturday evening, several children along with their parents had been to Kadrikere near Kadri temple for swimming. They left their belongings in a nearby shed before getting into the water.

When they returned to the shed later, they realized that their wallets and mobile phones had gone missing.


CCTV recording obtained from the spot showed a man, said to be from north Karnataka stealing their belongings. The man is seen to be taking a plastic bag out of his pocket and filling it with towels, mobile phone and other belongings.

The swimmers then informed the locals and together they launched a search for the alleged thief.

The locals finally spotted him near KSRTC bus stand at around 10 pm. They caught hold of him and found the stolen items in his possessions.

They then handed him over to Kadri police, who registered a case.


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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Best is in places like swimming pool etc,they should install not only cctv,but a small locker with key for everyone who can keepinside their valueables and lock it.They can take the key with and fix it to their underwear or swimm suit pockets.numbered lockers are best.So no need of crying and searching thieves is not needed.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    India has become DIGITAL INDIA. Look at the work done by CCTV which has solved many crimes all over the world. I wish more and more such CCTV are put up in as many places as possible. There will be less chors.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Nirav Modi spotted with Chowkidar in a photo in Davos...........still no one could catch him.........
    Probably he came to say thanks to Bada Bhai......

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    O to Chor hai!!!

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  • CHOWKIDAR CHOR HAI, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    this is according to the reports of the news and newspaper yesterday to mangalore many thiefs had come, some were caught and some were escaped . BEWARE OF THE THIEFS WHO ESCAPED

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    We have to install the CCTV in our outside our house for safty purpose and IF BJP GOVERMENT SET THE CCTV IN THIER DOCUMENT STORAGE OFFICE BECAUSE RAFFEL DEAL DOCUMENT STOLEN

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  • Suryakant, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Big thiefs are out on bail.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Our coastal people are the best people... intelligent...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Now you guys will realize the 'Power of CCTV' ...

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Poor small Thief caught within hours
    What about BIG Thieves roaming freely
    What about our MPs and MLA's and other Bureaucrats roaming freely

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  • SP Shetty, Kateel

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Some chores are out on bail and contesting election's, and many people are going to vote for him.

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  • Roshan, Udupi

    Sun, Apr 14 2019

    Ghattadhakul at it again!!

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