A series of thefts took place within Secunderabad's Pet Basheerabad police station. Chain snatching incidents took place in three places within an hour. The victim women lodged a complaint with the police. Cases have been registered and police launched an investigation.
Police are examining CCTV cameras in the areas where the chain snatching took place. The police advised the women to immediately inform the police about the persons roaming in the colonies suspiciously. Police are investigating if there is a pattern in these chain snatchings and if a single gang is operating in the area.
This is not an isolated incident in only one area. There have been such incidents reported in various parts of Hyderabad for the last one month or so. The problem, however, is that the CCTV cameras installed for policing were mostly defunct. Hence, the department relies on the CCTV cameras of nearby commercial establishments and private residences. The miscreants are opting for bikes with fake number plates and are choosing to resort to these crimes when the light conditions are poor.