Bantwal: Daylight theft - Thieves decamp with cash, jewelry worth Rs 7.83 lac

Mounesh Vishwakarma 

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP) 

Bantwal, Sep 11: Thieves broke into a house belonging to Lohith N, a surveyor by profession, which is located near Bhadrakali Katte, Casba village near S V S school in the town in broad daylight on Tuesday September 10, and decamped with gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 7.75 lac and Rs 7,500 cash, which were kept inside the Godrej steel almirah in the house. 

The theft is believed to have occurred in the said house when Veena, wife of Lohith, was away briefly at around 12 pm on Tuesday to buy household things.


The thieves, after making sure that there was no one inside the house at that time, entered the house by removing the cement sheet forming roof of the adjoining toilet. They returned richer by Rs 7.83 lac, having stolen jewelry worth Rs 7.75 lac and cash of Rs 7,500 as per a complaint lodged in the town police station here. As per the complaint, 224 grams of gold ornaments and 1,150 grams of silver valuables apart from Rs 7,500 in cash were stolen. 

When Veena went out of the house, she had locked the Godrej almirah and left its keys nearby. The task of the thieves therefore was made easy, and they burgled gold, silver items and cash. 

Assistant superintendent of police (ASP) here, Saidul Adavat, Bantwal police circle inspector, T D Nagaraj, Bantwal town anti crime squad SI Sudhaker Thonse, town station SI Chandrashekar, probationary SI Kumar and Nagesh, ASI Sanjeev, HC Suresh Padar, Udaya Rai, Lokesh, staff Srikanth, Dhanyashree and Vivek visited the spot, registered a police case and began investigation from various angles. 

The deputy superintendent of police (DySP) said that a special police team has been formed by the ASP to probe the case and nab the culprits. DySP and staff of the canine squad, with the help of forensic experts, are conducting investigations.



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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Gold should be kept in Bank Lockers.
    Why are we spoiling the name of Godrej ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    I am sure this is the work by known people who saw her going out ,and knew where to search and the way inside.what is the use of locking the cupboard and keeping key near by?It is as good as keep open.However it is a big loss and cant practically go out when noone is in house .Dont believe anyone except God almighty.Best is dont keep much Gold in house.

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    looks like some known robber(s)

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