Bantwal: Miscreants have stolen a huge stock of peeled and dried arecanut from a warehouse located along the Bantwal bypass in the early hours of Monday, June2.
Yasir, a trader from Puttur, has been running areca dealing business under the name of ‘Bantwal Supari’ here for many years. On Saturday, he had locked the premises for the weekend late in the evening on Saturday and gone to his house very close to it.
Around 3 am on Monday, Yasir heard some unusual sound from outside. When he opened the window, he saw some persons loading sacks from the warehouse into a vehicle. He shouted at them.
The group is said to have left behind a sack and immediately sped towards B C Road. Their movement could not be tracked down because of the odd hours.
When Yasir checked the stock, 16 sacks of nuts, valued at Rs 2.50 lakh, and Rs 15,000 in cash were seen missing. He has filed a complaint in the town police station.
Later in the morning, ASP Rahul Kumar, inspector K U Belliappa, town station house officer Nandakumar and other police personnel inspected the spot. Canine squad was also called for checking.
Another team of police went around and checked the footage from CCTV system set up at different shops and buildings around for possible clues