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Updated: June 24, 2013 10:19 IST

What security? Fifth digital display unit stolen from railway station

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Brazen theft: A Railway Police official suspects the same person stole all the units. File photo.
The Hindu Brazen theft: A Railway Police official suspects the same person stole all the units. File photo.

CCTV camera images of the suspect are blurred and unhelpful, say police

Cocking a snook at the so-called high-security Bangalore City Railway Station, thieves stole a 32-inch digital display monitor put up right at the main entrance.

What is galling is that it is not the first such theft: it is in fact the fifth in the last 10 months. It was reported two weeks ago on June 6.

Security

The station is guarded by the Government Railway Police and the Railway Protection Force besides private security.

It is also under closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera surveillance.

Srinivas M., regional manager of Armor Security Solutions, which monitors CCTVs and display units, in his complaint, stated that Shashi Kumar, a security staff of the agency, noticed that the display unit, which was intact at around 2.30 a.m. on June 6, was missing at around 4.30 a.m. when he came for the second round of inspection.

The unit is worth around Rs. 15,000.

In February this year, two LCD display units were stolen from platform 7 and two more stolen in August 2012.

The City Railway Police, who have registered a theft case, said the CCTV camera images of the suspect were blurred and unhelpful.

A senior police officer at the City Railway Station, when contacted, said: “I don’t remember this case. Please call the junior officer as it is just a theft case.”

The railway police officer said: “We suspect it could be the handiwork of the same person in all the five instances.”

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Its a shame!When our police people can't catch a thief at all time crowded railway station then,how can they catch a terrorist?

from:  Girish
Posted on: Jul 17, 2013 at 10:37 IST

There are several options including attaching a very simple alarm which can be set to go off when someone detaches the power cable. There ought to be someone interested in preventing such thefts whether it is a monitor or an ATM machine.

from:  VS Melon
Posted on: Jun 24, 2013 at 19:53 IST

Employ an motion-sensitive IP camera focusing the display. It will raise an alarm the moment anybody tries to grab it. A bit costly, but very effective.

from:  Madhu Nair
Posted on: Jun 24, 2013 at 12:32 IST
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