Mangaluru: Pickpocket cases rise in city, burqa clad woman cheats near ATMs

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, May 27: Culprits from other states are taking advantage of city buses that are filled with passengers during morning and evening rush hours. They surround the passenger in the bus and remove the wallet within seconds and get down from the bus and vanish. Passenger comes to know only when he gets down from the bus.

Cases of pickpocket are increasing in buses and public places under the city police commissionerate.

On the afternoon of May 24, a man who was travelling to Harekala Pavoor from Thokkottu lost an amount of his hard earned money. Similarly, a man who was travelling to Kulshekar lost Rs 2,000.

In the case that occurred on May 24 a businessman of Bejai had gone to Thokkottu to meet his relative at Harekala Pavoor. He boarded route number 55 bus. As there were more passengers he travelled in standing position. He was wearing a white dhoti and a Bermuda shorts inside it. He had kept some amount in the pocket of his Bermuda shorts. The entire money from his Bermuda shorts pocket was pickpocketed without his knowledge. He came to know only when he reached his relatives’ house.

Similarly, Vaman Shaktinagara lost Rs 2,000 in the bus at around 6.30 pm when he travelled from his hostel to Kulshekar by bus.

In another incident, a burqa clad woman was standing outside an ATM near Valencia. When a man came out after withdrawing money from the ATM, she said that her ATM card was not working and she needed Rs 4,000 in cash. She also asked the person’s mobile number and said that she will Google Pay the amount from her husband’s mobile. Taking pity, the man gave her Rs 4000 after taking down her mobile number.

The woman, quickly hired an autorickshaw and fled the spot. After sometime, when the man called the mobile number he got a ‘not reachable’ message on his phone. It is learnt that the same burqa clad woman has cheated people at three or four ATM kiosks in the city.




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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Sat, May 28 2022

    Why to keep excess cash in person. Nowadays u have UPI payment facility, online payment. Moreover i m amused to read comments blaming the govt for everything, ridiculous.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Sat, May 28 2022

    @ Rajesha Shetty Udupi., Sirrr....... You have a point to ponder.., The jokara clan bhakt community(cyber yodha's)... bringing day in & day out the govt's & their political adversaries positives & negatives news (all feku or doctored one)into the door step of every Hindustani... even before they get up in the morning and till they retire for the day..., into their smart phone digitally with the help of social media platform..., The menace is so disgusting that the bhakt clan not even hesitate to estrange his legally wedded wife to defend the toxic content at home...,Now let me know is there any merit in your question..., when the order of the day become so much degenerated....!!!!! Nav Bharat syndrome....!!!!

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  • Jb, mlore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Ban burkha in public places for everyone's safety

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Effects of double engine government.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Employment generation scheme

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  • John Kuwait, Kuwait

    Fri, May 27 2022

    These people have come down from Mumbai because such tricks are outdated here they are targeting small cities please be careful

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  • Vera, Mangaluru / Valencia

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Thank you Daijiworld for this piece of news. We can now be alert from burqa clad women or men. This is sad but no choice.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    FEKUISM is rampant....!!! sorry to see religious attire is used to engage in misdeeds...,

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Readers, burka can easily conceal the identity of criminals, they operate as pack of wolves, target their prey and then vanish in a jiffy...

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    how clever the pickpockets have become! Some incidents are hilarious! The man who hid his money in a Bermuda short over which he wore his dhoti! Without even bringing the dhoti down, he lost the money! How did the pickpocket man / woman get to it? And the burqa clad cheat at the ATM

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Fortunately he lost only Rs 7000 from his Bermuda shorts...........

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 27 2022

    Monti Dotor ,Mangalore,even for some it can be a big amount.Mangalore has become second Italy.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sat, May 28 2022

    I did not mean the amount....there are more valuable items in Bermuda...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Fri, May 27 2022

    This is not new. This is going on since some years. I experienced in city bus no 15....Two burqa clad men jamm you like you cannot move....When the stop arrives, remove money and get down and pidcho in autos....First i didnt realise that they were men......when other ladies said, my doubts got cleared. Heavy, hefty strong built cannot be ladies. .

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  • Avadootha, Iha

    Fri, May 27 2022

    The moment you say burkha, disagrees increase!!!

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sat, May 28 2022

    Burka and hijab both missed by people

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