BENGALURU: A crime prevention meeting involving pawn brokers and jewellers in Koramangala 6th Block was organised by the South-east division police on Thursday.
The objective was to ensure that pawn brokers and jewellers do not accept stolen jewellery, and that they alert the police if they come across such cases. The meeting was chaired by Additional Commissioner of Police (East) P Harishekharan.
Harishekharan warned the attendees of strict action if they accept stolen jewellery. In all, around 200 brokers and jewellers participated.
The attendees were asked to maintain a registry of those who approach them to pawn jewellery. They were asked to conduct thorough background checks on such persons and ensure that the details are passed on to the jurisdictional police stations.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-east) Rohini Katoch Sepat said that the meeting was held to help curb offences.
“We have learnt that loan companies are indirectly abetting crimes like chain-snatching, robberies and other thefts. Many offenders pledge the stolen valuables with gold loan companies and pawn brokers,” she said.