Balasore: A thief managed to decamp with Rs 5.5 lakh from the car of a policeman near Uttareswar under Soro block of Balasore district by smashing its window, said sources on Saturday.
Reportedly, the said policeman identified as Bhagbat Mahalik and his son Bijay Mahalik, of Badakhuri village in the district had visited the Sub Registrar office in Soro on Friday for some property work.
They had withdrawn the said amount from the State Bank of India branch in Soro and had kept it in the car. At around 1.15 PM, they had visited a hotel near Uttareswar to have lunch but on returning found the car window smashed and the money missing.
They lodged a complaint in this regard at Soro Police Station following which a case was registered and the probe is underway.
Bijay Mahalik, Complainant