VIJAYAWADA: City police commissioner A B Venkateswara Rao has made an appeal to house owners in the city to take the help of police in checking the antecedents of those who seek to rent portions in their houses.
In a statement here Saturday, he urged them to take details of those who seek to rent their houses and inform the nearest police station for a background check. “This service is free. Only after getting clearance from the police, let the house owners rent their premises,” the police commissioner said.
The commissioner made the appeal in view of the house burglaries taking place in the city and heightened activity of the anti-social elements in wake of the announcement that Vijayawada was set to emerge as capital for Andhra Pradesh. He recalled the police coming to know of a person who was moving on a bike making inquiries for taking a house on rent. “The bike had two different number plates on the front and the rear and both them belong two different vehicles. The police are looking for him,” the commissioner said and appealed to the people to fix CC cameras on their houses.
Referring to the incidents of crime, the police commissioner said that 156 house burglaries had taken place in the city till date from Nov 14 last year. They include 115 at nights and 39 during daytime. Of them, 20 night burglaries and 11 day burglaries were detected and 72 persons were arrested in connection with these cases.
He said a software was developed for uploading information relating to the movement of known burglars in various districts. The software would have information on the type of crimes being committed, the modus operandi and those who follow this method.