Bantwal, Dec 26, 2019 : Thieves who broke into the Panambur Shree Veerabhadra Mahamayee Temple at Sangabettu in Siddakatte have escaped with two offering boxes at the shrine during the wee hours of Thursday. The theft has been captured in the CCTV camera of the shrine.
If the thieves had discarded one of the offering boxes after removing the cash inside it, they had taken away another one with them. A futile attempt to break open the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine has also been made by the thieves.
The theft came to light when the priest opened the shrine in the morning. The Brahmakalashotsava and Punar Pratishta was held at the renovated shrine recently.