Kaduthuruthy: A man who stole money from the donation box installed inside the St George church, Manvettom in broad day light was caught in camera. The incident occurred around 12 pm on Tuesday.
The man who looked like a 60-year-old stole money on Tuesday around 12 noon using a coconut leaf splinter. He looked outside the church building to ensure that no one was around. But, the Vicar of the church who has CCTV monitor inside his office was watching him do the crime. Soon, he reached the church building and enquired the matter. But the thief introduced himself as a cemetery man.
He also justified that the coconut leaf splinter he had in his hand was a toothpick. He later escaped fooling the priest.
Church authorities lodged a complaint with the Kaduthuruthy police and handed over the CCTV visuals. Police began investigation in the case.