Attempted Robberies at North American Temples

ISKCON Baltimore reported to North American officers that 4 to 5 individuals attacked an Arkansas Hindu temple, a Buddhist temple, a neighborhood Kali temple, and some others. This group was additionally believed to be touring to the Baltimore/ D.C. space. It was additionally reported the Potomac temple had an tried theft however the alert presence of a pujari made them flee.

ISKCON Denver temple was visited by ladies who entered the pujari room sporting sneakers throughout the afternoon time when the Lords are resting.  One girl distracted the devotees within the prasad corridor whereas the opposite two went via drawers, cupboards, and many others. within the pujari room.  They additionally made a number of makes an attempt to interrupt into the altar via the locked altar door.

We are asking all temples to be on alert. Be conscious of people who don japanese, quasi-religious costume. While we noticed a report that some have been arrested, the episodes proceed and observe an identical sample.


Please take all precautions and preventative measures.

Here is a reminder of some very fundamental steps:


1. See that any and all accesses to the deities are locked.

2. Lock all rooms that retailer the outfits, jewellery, and paraphernalia, self-locking.

3. Be certain your hundi is secured from smash and seize and can’t be carried away.

4. Post indicators to pay attention to attainable robbers.

5. Have cameras strategically positioned.

6. Be conscious. Their MO is to create a distraction and act pleasant whereas their gang tries to achieve entry.


Contact native regulation enforcement to report makes an attempt. Local police might provide safety recommendation.


If you’ve got had such incidents, please ship a brief report back to Kuladri das with photographs if attainable. Because such incursions proceed, we might attain out to different organizations and share experiences.

Because these occasions proceed throughout a number of states, as soon as ISKCON North America has a file, they might method the FBI.


Thank you in your service and due diligence.



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