Crime: Police have detained two men who disguised themselves as monks and burgled a textile shop at the craft bazaar in Chubachu.

On July 28, at around 4:15am, the caretaker of the craft bazaar called the police help line 113 and informed that two monks had run after seeing the care taker.

Police deployed their men into two teams and searched the city. A police team met the two monks near the Bhutan Power Corporation office.

A 29-year-old from Wangdue and a 36-year-old from Trongsa initially denied that they were at the craft bazaar.

However, police searched the area and found that the two men had thrown stolen items in some bushes behind the Bhutan Development Bank Ltd.

The men stole good worth more than Nu 400,000, including eight silk kiras, four yathra bags and a yak tail. Police recovered all the stolen items.

The case is under investigation.

Dechen Tshomo