All lodges and hotels in the city were checked by the police on Thursday in a bid to control the growing incidents of thefts. In all, 280 lodges, hotels and guest houses were checked and five suspects were taken into custody and let off after interrogation. The hotel managements were told about the importance of installing CC cameras and asked to record the identity and other particulars of their guests, according to a statement issued by Police Commissioner B. Shivadhar Reddy.