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Two buses collide head-on: More than 15 injured Mangaluru : 11 arrested for hatching plan to rob jeweller Madikeri: Alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet - journalist gets bail Mangaluru: Amit Shah to visit city on Nov 14, stay overnight Lakhs of rupees cheated in the name of Kodagu district minister Court flays Central Crime Branch's Ambidant probe
Bengaluru, 14 Jun 2018 [Fik/News Sources]: Sandalwood thieves gave police a slip while they were attempting to cut a tree in broad daylight located on a vacant plot in Whitefield. Though the police chased them they could not catch them, but the culprits left behind a mobile phone.
The incident took place on Sunday morning around 11:30 am. Police said that an alert resident who was living in an adjacent apartment noticed three men trying to cut a sandalwood tree nearby. He called up the police control room, who in turn alerted Whitefield police. A police officer said that head constable Vittal B. Murkibhavi and constable Rajkumar, who are on patrolling nearby, rushed to the spot and found the miscreants cutting a sandalwood tree.
According to the police, as soon as the police tried to catch them, the trio escaped leaving behind a chopper and a mobile phone.
Police have seized the chopper, phone and the sandalwood logs left behind by the trio, for further investigation. The Whitefield police have registered a case and are trying to track down the accused using the mobile phone.