Thieves broke into a footwear shop in Puttur’s Kasaba village and decamped with Rs 14,74,500 cash and a CCTV DVR worth Rs 10,000.
The complainant Mohammed Shamir, owner of ‘Prakash Footwear Co’ who also deals in second-hand cars said that the thieves had stolen Rs 24,500 from the cash drawer as well as Rs 14,50,000 that he had kept inside a wooden box behind the cash drawer. The stolen money included Rs 7 lakh he had taken from a friend and Rs 8 lakhs from the sale of a car.
The theft came to light at around 9 am when one of the staff opened the shop. He immediately contacted Shamir. In his complaint, Shamir said that the thieves gained entry into the shop by removing roof tiles.
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Puttur Town Police registered a case under 454, 457, and 380 of IPC.