Kunnumbhagam (Kottayam): Two people who used to regularly steal cash from the donation box of a church here were caught on the camera.

The authorities at Kunnumbhagam St Joseph Church decided to install a surveillance camera after the theft became a regular affair.

The camera visuals showed a man and a woman, who came to the church along with their two children, taking out money from the donation box.  It shows the woman stealing money as the man with a toddler stands guard.

Authorities said they used to keep the church open as people used to come and pray outside regular church hours.

The church committee first noticed the incident when the currency garland received during the church festival disappeared from the box. Later, they deposited cash after noting down the currency series number. That too went missing.

The committee members had recovered a stick and a coin with glue on it, following which they decided to install a camera. A complaint along with the visuals have been submitted to the police.