Gold ornaments and silver articles were stolen from temples in Ramakunja and Noojibaltila villages in Puttur taluk on Monday.
Gold and silver articles worth around Rs. 4 lakh were stolen from Ullalti temple in Noojibaltila village in the early hours of Monday. The Kadaba police said that a gang of persons climbed the five-ft high compound wall and entered the temple. The gang then broke open the door of sanctum sanctorum and made away with the gold ornaments and silver articles.
A few hours before this crime, a gang of persons managed to break open the lock of the front door of Kodappadi temple in Ramakunja village and made away with silver articles worth Rs. 24,000. The Kadaba police said that the modus operandi was similar as in theft case in Mahalingeshwara temple in Rayi village in Bantwal taluk on Saturday night.