‘Several inter-State gangs committing thefts in shops effortlessly by using simple tools’
HYDERABAD: Jewellers should accord top priority to security in their shops in view of changing tactics adopted by burglars for committing offences, said DCP (Detective Department) R.S. Praveen Kumar here on Sunday.
Speaking at a seminar on “Importance of security in present scenario,” organised by the Dee Cee Security Systems Private Limited in association with Deccan Gems Society, the DCP said several inter-State gangs were committing thefts effortlessly by using simple tools such as screw drivers, cutting players and drilling machines.
In a recent burglary reported at Sri Laxmi Venkateswara jewellery shop in Siddiambar Bazaar, four rag-pickers used a simple but effective method. They sprinkled water on the rear wall of the shop for three days and dug it bit by bit ensuring no noise was made. Making a hole on the soaked wall they escaped with gold jewellery.
The rag-pickers made the hole with the help of a screw driver.
The police later arrested them and recovered the stolen property intact. Most of the offenders were also using satellite phones and global positioning system (GPS) technology.
A few inter-State burglars especially from Mumbai, Muradabad, Jhansi, Surat and Mangalore flew to State capital, stayed in star hotels for scouting jewellery shops and banks before striking at these establishments.
Some even worked as employees in the jewellery shops to collect more details of the shop.
“This indicates how thieves have become experts in implementing different methods for executing a crime,” Mr. Kumar explained.
He said the jewellers should be more cautious while recruiting employees. “Recruit the workers only after checking their antecedents and don’t be lethargic in installing security systems in shops,” he cautioned. “Install surveillance cameras with proper backup facility along with burglar alarm and central locking systems.”
Dee Cee Security Systems Private Limited Managing Director Rohit Jain and owners of various jewellery shops participated in the programme.