Mangaluru: Theft at Bendore church - Masked thief caught on CCTV camera


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 7: Regarding the incident of theft at the office and room of parish priest of Bendore church that occurred on April 5, the face of the culprit has been captured in the CCTV footage.

In the complaint that is filed with the Kadri police station, it is alleged that an amount of Rs 4,98,605 that was kept in the drawer of the table and a gold chain weighing 12 grams, worth Rs 50,000 are stolen.

A source from the church said, “The person who has indulged in the act had come even the previous day and had been watching the activities at the office. The parish priest had unfortunately not locked the door on the morning of the incident, but he had locked the locker which had the keys of the other cupboard. The culprit had entered the office and broke open the locker, taken the keys out and then used them to open the cupboard to steal the cash collected from the offertory and the parish priest’s gold chain which his mother had given him on his ordination.”


Screengrab from the CCTV footage

According to the information available, a person wearing a face mask stole the cash and gold chain while the parish priest had gone to church for prayer service.

The act is captured on CCTV. Further investigation is on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    God is almighty! God is all powerful! God is omnipotent! God sees everything! God knows everything! God made everything! God is the creator of everything! Whatever happens God makes it happen! God can make the sun rise in the West and set in the East! It is all God’s plan! Nothing happens without the will of God! God is all merciful! God will punish those who do wrong! God blesses! God curses! God protects! God gives! God takes! God forgives! God sends sinners to burn in hell! God sends all the good to heaven! God defines what is good and what is bad! God made the angels! God made Satan as powerful as himself so that Satan would tempt man! God loved man! God makes robbers rob! God makes terrorists kill innocent people! Never question God’s plan or you will face the wrath of God! God told me to write this!

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Jayanth, Are u a investigating officer ? These religious priest too are human beings they too have mother, sisters and must have purchased from his personal cash. They never make use of offerings collection and as far as my knowledge is concerned all such cash is accounted cash book because such job is done collectively. So stop speculating reasons and events.

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  • Jayanth, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    It is a place of worship How come chain and huge cash kept inside the church?

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    You think its huge cash? This is common in most of the places of worship! People donate, contribute, offerings ...

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  • Roshni, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Please read the article thoroughly and meticulously before passing comments. The cash was not in the church,it was in priest's office.The cash was most probably the collection received from the parishioners in the holy week,and priest must have kept it for depositing into the bank.And gold chain was presented to the Priest by his mother on his ordination day i.e. almost 40 years back. Dont be dubious. God is great,Bendur Priests are devoted and marvellous and parishioners are extremely generous and thoughtful.so let's pray that church wud get back all the money.Please don't pass irrelevant comments and doubting on the priests is a sacrilege

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  • Jayanth, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I am sorry I apologize for my comment

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    very neat appearance with well combed and oiled thick hair, clean shaven face and probably thick moustache (half covered by mask), bright colour shirt and a very cautious approach to job - these traits are not common in mangalorean thieves....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    After reading all our comments, especially Jossy's Bhandarkar will surely compose new song and reply to all of us. He is born with special skills of scripting poems and in the event of Love cheat Love failure, chasing or eloping you name the subject and he used to be ever ready, Humorous, love guru, critic sorry romantic ! all in one. wake up Bhandarakar. We miss you.Cynthia always sings Bhadarkar sir, Bhandarkar sir😆

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Mask finally use and oik andala

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    These employments are increasing.... Acche Din for thieves

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I hope he's not the Butler ...

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  • Jhanavi, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    We are missing Bhandarkars comments .. why is that

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Jhanavi, Mangalore - He has shifted to USA & now he is a consultant to Donald Trump ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Jossey sir....🤩🤩🤩.....not Trump for Biden. When Trump was president he was commenting. Now not commenting means he is consultant for Biden. .So very busy

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I do not hate or dislike you. Mistakes do take place by oversight or with too much overconfidence . I am not saint nor a sage. Be a sport and humorous. (like Bhandarkar, he would have created a poem for you but can offer a Rose)

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Flavian....Ah...i too miss Bhandar sir a lot.....Bhandar sir, whereever you are...please come back and start giving your valuable comment. He is in USA.....time doesnt permit him....must be busy writing his poems

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I was thinking why Parakrithi is chasing me? Thank God all the secret codes exposed (she doesn't exist) and if I had taken seriously, I would have crdiasppointed & cried for my mistake. "Pleasure of Love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a life time" - Ploughin

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    My faith forces me to forgive, Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Yes ...true....peace of mind is very valuable....

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  • Hitler, Boliye

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I hope this is not insider job

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    Hitler ,Boliye,I too was doubting the same.Otherwise when this dubious thief was on work ,opened the cupboard with force,must have made a lot of noice,normally butler (cook )is normally there ,why he didnt hear it ?Or he too was attending the mass unfortunately?Now one know his face will not take long time to arrest him.He will not go far with it.His conscious will certainly poke him to bring back what him dont belong.watch our Police activities.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    @ Prakrithi, Kirem (formerly Manglur) "ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿಂಗ್ kelsadottu eer judges na bele malpuvara ploughin? Ath yan malpuna commentg bethe janakuleg dayeg ye nerpun?" Yaan yeregla nertheji, inchane comments parepune. Yenna doubt (Dubav) clear ande. Cynthia dayeg eer Parakrithina address Mirem barethar ?? Guttu Pidai burde ponde akka/beti ! Sullu panpunaklege saadi ijji ha ha ha

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Flavian, inspite of clearing your doubts still you are doubting on me ? Hmm...its okay....in order to confuse you more and more, prakrithi might have put kirem....I told you just to leave ....because you take it seriously, she too confuses you more. Dont react ...Prakrithi, please clarify....dont be silent

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I blame chaiwala 4 not bringing Swiss bank money of Indians stashed in da swiss bank & distributed 15 lakhs each 2 da poor Indians.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Despite the filthy slurs, hurled on PM Modiji and his family... he continues to have the approval of the vast majority of the citizens in our nation... He has rightly stated that this mud slinging rhetoric, actually strengthens his image, in the eyes of the general public across India....

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    PRAKASH, mumbai This much of cash? whose cash is it.? Sorry Bro, Have you ever tried to assess how much Gold/ornaments & Cash is in the custody of Temple priest and are there any acknowledgement issued to the Donor. Just to break your curiosity ! There could be 100's of Crore worth assets under temple authority. We must always better watch our back first.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    "If this thief is caught, the church should forgive him by not sending him to prison." If that is the case and good will, one day our churches will empty of all the assets and valuable things including cash offerings. A thief or a sinner or criminal are criminals and must be punished appropriately as per law of the land. Such a deliberate and clever act if carried out by a professional robber. No sympathy and no soft heart.

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  • Prakrithi, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿಂಗ್ kelsadottu eer judges na bele malpuvara ploughin? Ath yan malpuna commentg bethe janakuleg dayeg ye nerpun?

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    If this thief is caught, the church should forgive him by not sending him to prison.

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  • Nithan Rodrigues, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    reality is that there is a difference between theory and practical. We all have to abide by the law of the land.

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Then , helped him to cover his full face?

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangaluru/Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    ಆಯಾಗ್ ಲೋಕ್ ಡೌನ್ ಆಂಡ ಎಂಚ ದಿನ ಜೆಪ್ಪುನೀ ಇಂದ್ ಮಂಡೆ ಬೆಚ್ಚ ಇತುಂಡ್... ಅಂಚ ಒಂಜಿ ಪ್ಲಾನ್ ಪಾಡಿನಿ.....

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  • PRAKASH, mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    This much of cash? whose cash is it.?

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  • S. R. Fernandes, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Prakash, this money is from generous middle class donors of the parish of Bendur, not from conjoos people like you, who boasts about richness of Ambani and Adanis

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  • M dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    None of your business. Money relates to veries perpose. Think positive instead negative thoughts, people like your mind set are harm to society.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai /Udupi

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    But still he needs 10 lakhs to get his total share of 15 lacs., that we all have been waiting for since many years... it doesn't matter if the money comes by hook or crook.

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  • Ina Carmelita D'Souza, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    No wonder He has sharp eyes for committing crime.

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  • Joy Lobo, Moodubelle

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Never Steal, Government hates competition :)

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  • Lavita Dsouza, USA

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Excellent :)

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  • Flavian, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Love for Camera for publicity - Nalin Anna? Even super cedes Donald Trump

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Cynthia, Great analysis of the crime. Any chances to join C.I.D. replace kuch to gadbad) ok why he was looking above, in my opinion may praying to God to protect him)

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    His love for camera reminds me of our leader!

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Idiot, he must have thought that Nasheeb kulgaya.. Offered/donated funds have stolen from Gods house how long he could have been on the run.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Flavian, tell me where he is looking up in cc tv? My goodness....look at his courage. Within half an hour he should finish his job and run...because weekday mass is half an hour. Definitely he was watching since many days. Or someone has informed him where is the locker in which they keep the keys....and that particular key of the drawer from the bunch....which cupboard all details are briefed by someone. Its not at all possible to do all such jobs within half an hour fatafat and run....He doesn't look like poor or without food.

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  • Hitler, Boliye

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Achhe din aane waale hain (Hindi: अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।, transl. "Good days are coming") was the Hindi slogan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2014 Indian general election. The slogan was coined by the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, with the intention of conveying that a prosperous future was in store for India if the BJP came into power. After the BJP's historical victory in that election, sayings that include the words acche din ("good days") have been used both to express optimism in or critically discuss the Modi government.

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    when caught he can appeal for one month less jail sentence for following covid guidelines. looks like Naïve and unprofessional petty thief.

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  • Shobakka, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Nana poye!

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  • Rohit, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    This proves education is use less and differentiating people as educated uneducated is baseless. Our educated people in mangalore wear mask on their chins some don't wear only. This guy is better he's atleast covering his mouth

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  • Botler, Boliye

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    I think he is working in Bank, how to open the locker & Bank holidays hence cash is dropped in the drawer

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    ಒಟ್ರಾಸಿ ಬೇಲೆ ಇಜ್ಜ್ಯಾಂದೆ ಮಾಂತೆರೆಗ್ಲಾ ತೊಂದರೆ ಆಂಡ್. ಎನ್ನ ಬೆಂದಿನ ಕೋಸ್ ಪೋಂಡೇ.....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Davidere, ijji ....eerena kaas pothuji...aa kalverda undu. Guarantee thikku....mande bechcha malpade please...vora korthina avu podh aand....pira thikkujide nank korthina kaas

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    He will be caught at any cost.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    this man does not look like mangalorean....

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  • dcosta de kadri, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    looks Pure Mangalorean .lets see when he is caught

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Masks did not help preventing spread of Covid, but it definitely helped thugs in theft, assaults and murders.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    Kudos to him he's wearing mask but not properly which will lead to his arrest. Stay safe 🙂

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    He ls scared of CCTV ...

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 07 2021

    He is following covid guidelines

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