The theft occurred despite the premises being guarded round the clock. Officials said the incident came to light on Monday morning after a few policemen patrolling the premises discovered that the tree was cut at the stem and immediately informed their superiors. A case was registered at the Shivajinagar police station. 

“The thieves must have conducted a recce before executing the job in the wee hours of Monday,” Sub-Inspector P R Waghmare of the Shivajinagar police
station said. 

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