THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the North-east monsoon around the corner, the city police has cautioned the residents on the possible rise in burglaries and thefts.
Three days ago, two persons suspected to be hailing from ‘Thiruttugramam’ in Tamil Nadu were nabbed by the shadow police for allegedly stealing Rs 12 lakh from a car. According to police, the thieves including inter-state burglars target the state during monsoon as they see this period comfortable to carry out the house -breaks.
The police said more than fifty per cent of thefts take place during the monsoons in unattended residences. Monsoon is an ideal time for the thieves as rain helps mask sounds. June and November, the months when the monsoon begins, records the highest number of house-break and robberies in the day-time, police said.
The police added daytime burglaries will decrease only if the house owners or tenants take care of their cash and valuables or put them in banks and do not leave their houses unattended and install security systems.
“Though the police issued precautionary measures to the residents who go for a trips locking residences, many of them do not follow it. It’s a matter of concern. We have been conducting regular Janamaitri meetings with the residents. So they should be careful to inform their nearby police stations to avoid such instances,” said P Prakash, City Police Commissioner.
However, Prakash also said the modus operandi has been changing now and the burglars do not have a particular period to strike. But the public should be careful during monsoon season, Prakash said.