Kanyakumari: 10 sovereigns of gold ornaments were stolen from hundred-year-old Alangara Upakara Matha Catholic Church in Kanyakumari.
The incident took place when the church was closed after prayers on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning, staffs found the glass window in front of the St Mary statue broken. A gold chain, ring, bangle were missing.
After coming to know about the robbery. Immediately called the police and a police team started an investigation.
Police recovered footage from CCTV cameras in the church. The CCTV footage showed a man wearing a cap entering the church late.
The unknown person turned in the way of three CCTV cameras, had had food in the church, drank water, broke open the glass in front of the statue and stole the ornaments. The man spent the whole night inside the church and managed to sneak out after the church workers opened the door on Wednesday morning.
The police registered a case and were on the viewpoint for the accused.