Visakhapatnam, July 20, 2007
Police Commissioner said that crime beats to be doubled
Speaking to media, the City Police Commissioner, N Sambasiva Rao on Friday said that efforts are made to double the crime beats in view of the growing incidence of house breakings and thefts in the city. He disclosed that in the last month alone, there were seven house breakings during day time, 55 during night and 65 vehicles were stolen. He added that a decision was taken to double the crime bets to the maximum extent possible. The crime police would be relieve of Law and Order duties an if necessary, Armed Reserve police personnel would also be utilized for crime duties.
In a broad day light robbery, some unidentified persons fled with Rs. 4 lakhs from a car by diverting the attention of its owner in Maddilapalem on Friday. According to police sources, the businessman K Ramanjaneya Raju of Adarshanagar colony withdrew Rs. 4 lakhs from Andhra Bank at Maddilapalem in the morning to pay the amount to buy a land. As the car moved a few feet, two youth came to Raju on a scooter and said to him that oil was leaking from the car in its rear side.
He parked the car beside the road and got down to check the leakage. Even as he was checking, the miscreants opened the door and made away with the cash bag. He rushed to the Three town police station who registered a case and are investigating. The City Police Commissioner urged the city dwellers to be vigilant and inform the police in advance while leaving the city for other places. He said that special attention would be given to such houses and also asked the public to keep the valuables in a safer place. He asked the people to be alert while wearing costly jewelery or carrying huge cash. He assured to increase the daily beats to keep the police on high alert.
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