Mangaluru: Thief enters Bendore church office, decamps with Rs 4.98 lac


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 6: An unidentified man reportedly entered the office of Bendore Church and decamped with cash Rs 4.98 lac. The incident took place early in the morning on Monday April 5.

According to the police sources, the parish priest of St Sebastian Church, Bendore, had been to offer Mass at 6.30 am. In a hurry, he had forgotten to lock the door of his office. An unidentified man had meanwhile entered the office and made good his escape with Rs 4.98 lac cash.


St Sebastian Church, Bendore (file photo)

Kadri police’s canine squad and fingerprint experts reached the spot for further investigation after they were informed about the incident.

A case has been registered at Mangaluru East police station.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    is the priest Mangalorean... it is hard to imagine that a local priest would do any suspicious activity like this... however, if the priest is an outsider, this could be a story and actual fact may be different...

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    That's a lot ok money to loose. check the padre's cell phone conversation.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Ruben Pinto Australia,dear friend dont you feel a bit ashamed to doubt this?Are we not a bit educated to do this?

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  • Bep, Mlore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Someone who might have heard the thanksgiving of financial contributions on Easter vigil, may have dared for this act. He/She doesn't know what he/she had done to God..

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  • Martin Pinto, Mangalore / Delhi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Total failure of financial management.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore.

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Catch the thief. If really he is badly in need of money than forgive him & help him.

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  • Francis J Martis, Barkur/USA

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    The office door could be left open, why the money left open, how can the priest be so forgetful. It is not his hard earned money, if it was he would have been very very careful for such a large amount.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwaitcynthia

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Cynthia, Intelligent answer. Your most interesting subject is womans right and respect you will ensure that others cannot win against you. Only Bhandarkar had the skills of winning the comments war. But he is missing since long. Is he working in Mubai? Why he keeping aloof. Dunno. Ok I am pleased reading your message. Duty is over now time to rest till 5 pm🕔🙏

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Flavian....yes, i do agree. Even Bhandar sir was agreeing with me all the times except in politics. I feel, Lan sir and bhandar sir both brothers...Now Bhandar sir has completely stopped commenting and Lan sir appears once in blue moon. Both have good political knowledge. I miss them as you do...

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  • Rama, USA

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Sounds like a planned job. Hope this was not a set up. Why would the church leave so much cash in office? The church committee should investigate. It’s peoples money. Lot of people contributed to Bendore hall. The hall was built in the place of a school.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Cynthia, Very quiet today. Seems to be too busy in the office ! Few lines from you makes my day.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Flavian, not like that. I dont comment if i dont have any idea of the topic...otherwise cross questions, criss cross questions in reply to my comments. I just read the comments of my friends and increase my knowledge.....have a goid day take care...

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  • Antony, Padil

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Something fishy. Looks like a story telling. Insider job.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Antony Padil I fully agree with you.I am sure it is someone insider who knows what and where Priests moves and daily programm.Otherwise Priest left the room at 6.30am or a minute before.At this time mostly the professional thieves end their duty.so think it must be someone who came to church in name of mass saw the chance.or was waiting .It can be possible we forget sometimes when in hurry and with age.So must have been by priest.Was any cctv camera?around?I dont think thief wont be long enjoy it.Gods eyes are everywhere .When htis money is hard earned and meant for good cause let St Sebestian will certainly bring back-It was so till now.One day he will come back and let it back to priest.One cant do more now but pray.

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  • VIVIAN CARVALHO, Kundapur/Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Sorry to hear. Agree that the door can be left open by mistake. But the cash could have been kept in the safe locker.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    "Government should offer some job for Gulf returnees at construction site or cleaning department" Melwyn, Belman Why is your heart is burning with jealousy on gulf returnees. when you wish bad things for others, please remember that you too may suffer in life as a consequence of your ill feelings towards others. How much have achieved so far being in the country and how much you have saved your fly for their future ? In my opinion people who worked in the Gulf are cautious enough to make best use of their earnings by way of supporting their fly members and even friends and also savings for the future. When time comes any one should be prepared to do any job if the situation demands other stealing thats what happening all over the country.

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    money .

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Why c c Camara not installed .. it is main city area .. and cc Camara s must kept..

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Let our churches bring system to make donations through Digital payments....... then see who can steal it.

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  • Rocky, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    As if the thieves will agree to such an arrangement?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Anil, Why should any one lose funds. Church is a missionary and all the members of the church are living on the kind collection attributed and donated for the missionaries purpose. What is your contribution for the cause genuine cause. ?

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    This appalling robbery in my parish of birth, appears to be an insider job..... definitely the works of a well acquainted swindler, who was familiar with the logistics, within the church office....

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Government should take over churches too like temples.

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  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Our governments are incapable of achieving their promised political promises. Why do you want to include religious responsibility to the government. Where will Poojaries, Priests and Mukhris will go? I think, Temples should also be free of Govt control, but they must all abide by the Country's laws. I am proud to say that Catholic order has worked hard towards Medical Centres, Education, charities etc in India's deep rooted areas. Please think about it again. Dont go for selfish motive.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Very true.

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  • Kenneth Zuzarte, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Are You planning to ask the Government to Privatise our Churches and sell them to Ambani & Adani.??

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Shankar bhai, the world is acutely aware about the enormous wealth, in temples across our nation...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    On the contrary Govt. should not interfere in the affairs of temples too. In a truly secular country temples should also be permitted to function freely under trusts.

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Religion, Charity all is a multibillion dollar business -its ok if they lose a little.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthana

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Very Bad Comments. Looks like Mr. Anil not educated person

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  • Fredrick Sequeira, Kallianpur

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    It might have been Holy Week Mite.

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  • Neptune, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Yes it's a multimillion dollar business. Yes it's ok if they lose a little... But, the money does not belong to the priest, it is the donation of the People, parishioners- their hard earned money, whether it is 10 rupees or 10,000. It is a loss to some of the people. Thus it is a crime. Taking away something that you've worked hard for, is like taking away part of your life. The thing may not be important, the hard work and dreams behind it... that's priceless.

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  • Sushmitha Sequeira, Bahrain

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Very bad thinking.... i guess you are not educated.... poor guy... May god forgive you

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    So many have lost jobs , poor in the villages dont eat 2 square meals and cannot feed their children- I am sure this stolen money will be put to good cause .

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Anil do you know what are you commenting. Looks you are un educated. The church or temple Or mosque has to run in peoples donation or charity . Even in your house money doesn't come direct you have to slog for it & the company you work gives you. That is your business

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  • Alphy, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Anil....are you getting a share from this theft. You seem to be happy.

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  • Melvin, Belman

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Government should offer some job for Gulf returnees at construction site or cleaning department.

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  • Kavin, UDUPI

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Government is privatizing step by step , before election they promise jobs after election thats none of their business to provide jobs. Hope Voters will understand and will not blindly vote in the name of Party, Religion, Caste.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    PLANNED

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Maybe Robinhood !!! must be feeding daily laborers in the area. Gods angel must have come in dreams and showed him the way to the office... Priest forgetting to lock the office is too a Devine intervention !! Its all God's plan you know?

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Looks like insider job.

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  • praveen, mlore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Huge cash ??? why not deposited to Bank next day itself...? First help poor families dear Fr...help poor parishes first....

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthana

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday Collection and how they Can deposit early in the Morning on Monday. This amount Parish Priest has to send to Bishop house for accounting Purpose.

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  • Roshni, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    It is the collection of Holy week.and it will go to different institutions like , old priests fund, safeguarding holy places, etc plus expenses involved during holy week etc.priest might have kept the money to deposit on monday in the bank.moreover construction is going on ,may be....So instead of passing comments, please pray that church wud get all the money back,and to get the case resolved.

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  • S. R. Fernandes, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Praveen, It was stolen early morning on Monday, your bank is open at 6 AM ? Why you are so happy to write this comment ? This shows your real colour of mind about others.

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  • shan, udupi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    As per holly bible we have forgive his sins.

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Just like the word Jihad, you are misinterpreting forgiveness here !!

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Illogic

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    should be interrogated.

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  • Roland, Valencia, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    God will give 10 times more, but the thief must be apprehended since stealing is one of the 10 Commandments (Thou Shalt Not Steal). Once the thief is caught and money fully recovered, he should be forgiven unconditionally.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    result of - development, growth, employment, chai pe charcha.. etc., etc., Nav bharat syndrome...!!!, innocent jokara gang is happy... jumping non stop.., chai time..

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  • Suresh Sequeira, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Definitely a well planned inside job....

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    increased unemployment case must b da case.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Did you also indulge in these activities? Everyone are facing the same issues currently but that doesn't justify the crime you do

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  • Babu, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Yes. At Gulf.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    In God ('s house), you will get true happiness.

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  • Anand R, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Increased unemployment, but 4 lac in a office ...

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Happiness was kept in bundles in a drawer and the room was not locked!!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    I am really surprised. Lets accept that office room was not locked...how come drawer too didnt lock ? That too, that early who visits the office room for doing the work ?? CC cameras definitely must have been installed as bendore is a big parish situated on the main road. Surprised

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  • Joseph, Udupi

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Thief perhaps in of the Holy Week collections, likely to be deposited in Bank on Monday. Must be familiar with the surrounding.

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  • Peter, Dubai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Definitely a known guy and from the same community. Easy case to solve for the cops.

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  • J P James, Puchhal

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Nowadays these types of cases increasing day by day , Home minister is busy for elections I think it’s better to give Home ministry to Ashok , I know Ashok can handle better ,

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  • Prashanth, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    What difference it would do if home minister is ABC or XYZ..point to be noted here is both of them would be from same party who has hatred towards minorities..none would bother to find the culprits...rather they might ignore these types robbery incidents..if the similar incident happened in place of worship of majorities, the CM would have been pushing police department for fast recovery... I remember once Veteran leader Atal bihari Vajpayee stated...the law makers who are chosen by the people should follow RAJADHARMA. Sad reality is law makers are following only DHARMA now a days...

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Thief is known to the surroundings and again the chase will begin ! that same old story KALLA POLICE game !

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Holy Week plan.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Open buffet for the thief.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Thats available always for the thiefs when there are weddings. FREEEEE OC

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Insider Job ...

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  • Jerry, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    There would have been much more than Rs 4.8 lakhs. Someone inside must have played a game.....

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Insiders too suffering from note ban, GST, lockdown & unemployment !!!

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Father please pardon the taker may need the money badly.

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  • ponkra, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    thief must have had a great Easter celebration..

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Likely insiders job... No cctv?🤔

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