With six circumstances of snatching reported because the starting of this month, Chandigarh Resident Associations Welfare Federation (Crawfed) has issued an advisory to all constituent RWAs to remain alert and practise warning.
The CCTV footage of a 72-year-old girl being focused by two bike-borne males exterior her home in Sector 19 on August 6 has left residents fearful after it was shared extensively on social media.
“As individuals are dropping their jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic, some are turning to crime, and it’s needed for all residents to stay ready and keep protected,” stated Crawfed chairman Hitesh Puri.
In response to the advisory, folks ought to keep away from sporting gold and diamond ornaments, together with chains and earrings. It additionally asks folks to maintain doorways latched owing to the latest string of thefts within the metropolis, and to have cellphone numbers of neighbours, police management room and beat cops helpful.
RL Goyal, president of the Sector 19B RWA, stated: “After the latest snatching within the sector, girls have began going for walks in small teams of 4 or 5 for his or her security.”
SK Khosla, basic secretary of the RWA in Sector 40C, the place a girl’s cell phone was snatched on August 8, stated, “Roads within the sector are dimly lit and police have to be extra stringent with patrolling or such crimes will hold taking place.”
Claiming that cops perform particular drives to examine snatchings all year long, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Charanjit Singh Virk stated: “In night, all beat cops patrol their respective areas. With Independence Day arising, police checking has already been stepped up and particular nakas have been deployed all through the town.”