Karnataka: Robbers steal 15 invaluable idols from Jain temple
Posted on: 01:30 PM IST Jul 08, 2013
New Delhi: In one of the biggest heists of antiques in the history of Karnataka, thieves stole 15 priceless ancient idols from one of the oldest and holiest Jain temples in Moodabidri near Mangalore.
The police believe there were at least four thieves involved in the heist. But of the eight CCTVs installed in the premises, two have captured only one person and that too masked.
Police sources say the person entered the main temple building through a window after cutting open the grill with a gas cutter.