Mangaluru: The number of theft cases in the city have been increasing. Criminals roam around fearlessly in the city. There are chain snatchers who target vulnerable people, especially travellers arriving by train during the night, single persons walking on the road during the early or late hours. Now, people going to the bank are being watched and followed before these robbers execute their plan of looting their victim’s hard earned money.
On October 15, Advocate Arun Shetty, who had just drawn cash of Rs 5 lakh from Axis bank near Sharavu Temple here, was shocked to find the money disappear from his car which he had parked for a while on K S Rao Road to buy stationary at around 12:45 pm.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, Arun Shetty said that he had drawn Rs 5 lakh from Axis Bank, near Sharavu Temple and got into his car. Later, when he was on his way to his office, he parked the car in front of Jos Alukkas and went to a stationary shop. When he returned after a while, he saw that the right side window was broken. When he checked his car, the bag containing the money he had just drawn from the bank was missing.
Even after several such incidents having been reported in the media, people are still not taking these thefts seriously. The public should be careful while withdrawing money from the bank or when leaving the money in the car.
The Bunder police have reached the spot and are investigating the case.