Miscreants broke open the locks of 11 donation boxes kept inside the High Court mazar (shrine) and an adjacent mosque in Dhaka early yesterday, and stole the money within.
The burglary occurred between Saturday night and early hours of yesterday, Abul Hasan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Shahbagh Police Station, told The Daily Star. There was approximately Tk 4 lakh to Tk 5 lakh, which followers had donated, he said.
A closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera showed a man wearing a mask taking away the money from the boxes, said the OC, adding that they are looking into the footage to identify him.
The donation boxes are usually opened after every seven to 15 days. Police have been interrogating the security personnel in charge of the donation boxes.
However, no case was filed until filing of the report around 8:00pm yesterday.