An unidentified man stole a gold chain worn by a woman, inside Bull Temple in Basavanagudi, on Friday. The entire incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed in the temple.
A senior police officer said the victim, Shanta P., is a resident of Cubbonpet. She had gone to the temple to offer a special puja on Friday morning. She was in the queue when a man standing behind managed to steal her chain, worth Rs. 1.8 lakh, and escape from the spot.
It took the victim some time to realise that her chain was missing. She later filed a compliant with the Basavanagudi police, who obtained CCTV footage and zeroed in on the culprit. He is yet to be arrested.
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