by Sacha Wilson
Thieves broke into a temple in Penal, destroying murtis and stealing a number of items.
The theft was discovered on Friday around 8 am when a worshiper went to open the Lakrani Ganesh Mandir at Gopie Trace.
The worshipper told police that she had secured the temple on Wednesday by locking all windows and doors and left around 1 pm.
When she returned Friday she found the temple broken into and ransacked.
A speaker box and a flash drive were missing.
Police said the thieves gained by breaking open a door on the western side of the building.
Sgt Boodlal, PC Hosein and PC Ramdass visited the scene.
Inquiries are ongoing.