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Concern over rising theft cases in Khasi Hills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, Aug 12: The East Khasi District Police, apart from identifying and bbing crimils, involved in burglary cases and recovery of stolen articles, on Friday requested the general public to take some preventive steps.

Superintendent of Police EKH, M.Kharkrang said, “All citizens are requested to co-operate with the Police by making small efforts.”

He cautioned that student, especially those residing in hostels, must be mindful of where they keep their electronic items like mobile, laptops. They should avoid keeping gadgets near windows which are easily accessible to thieves. “People going out of station are instructed not to keep their valuable articles in the house, if left unmanned,” he said adding that they should ensure that reasobly hardy locks be used on doors.

According to him, iron grilling of doors and ventilators certainly help in preventing access to thieves. He informed that house owners are to share details of domestic helps with nearest Police Station along with photographs. He further said that installing CCTV cameras, covering the main access to the precincts, is imperative especially in hostels and educatiol institutions. “In case of any break in, house owners or occupants are requested not to disturb the P.O or touch anything so as to allow the police to lift finger prints of the accused,” he said. He advised that vehicle owners, especially of Bolero Campers, are requested to park their vehicle at night in secured places and should install minimum security devices like steering lock or pedal lock which are affordable and available in the market. The police informed that in case any crime needs to be reported or any suspicious activity is seen, public are requested to call Police Control Room (PCR) in the following no.s 100, 2222277, 2226042. Their identities will be kept confidential.

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