Jewellery worth lakhs of rupees were stolen from a temple in Kidderpore area of the city, police said on Sunday.
The incident came to light when locals discovered that the jewellery on deities inside the Panchanan temple were missing, a senior officer of Watgange Police Station said.
"Going by the circumstantial evidences, it seems that the miscreants took the jewellery using a stick-like object through the ventilator of the temple," he said.
The burglars also tried to get inside the temple by removing a concrete portion, the officer said, adding, a forensics team has collected samples from the site.
"There are at least nine CCTV cameras in the temple. We are collecting the footages to find out more," he added.
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