Tuesday, Wednesday favourite days for thieves

Tuesday, Wednesday favourite days for thieves
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Citizens, especially if you are techies beware and ensure that your houses are better secured on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These two days have proved to be the favorite days for burglars to strike. 

Hyderabad: Citizens, especially if you are techies beware and ensure that your houses are better secured on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These two days have proved to be the favorite days for burglars to strike.

As many as 117 property offenses have been reported on both the days in a span of three months. The new phenomenon has left the city police in bewilderment.

This pattern, sources attribute, to the fact that many couples in nuclear families are working. There’s no one at home to take care of it. Most of the time houses are locked. Bylanes during this time present a deserted look.

Burglars conduct a recce to identify such houses particularly in areas where techies are more in numbers. The techies have five-day a week and sometimes their week-end extends to Monday. Hence the burglars prefer to strike on Tuesdays and Wednesday when the couples would be busy with their work.

“On analyzing the crime-prone areas and the days, it was found that Tuesday and Wednesday are the favourite days for the thieves in city. Almost 30 percent of crimes were registered during these days in the last three months,” said a senior police officer at City Police Commissionerate to The Hans India.

However, the officer said so far, no conclusion has been arrived at as to why there were more thefts occurring on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We found that as many as 58 offences occurred in a cluster of 1 sq km in the past three months, which is a serious concern,” he said adding patrolling at crime prone areas is being intensified and more force will be put in place to increase visible policing that will prevent such offences.

Besides patrolling, the police feel that an in-depth analysis of the new phenomena needs to be done. Perhaps, they may have to intensify “visible policing”, which deters potential burglars.

Between January 1 and March 31, this year, as many as 718 property offences have taken place. Out of which 328 were ordinary theft cases, 211 automobile thefts, 32 burglaries during day time, 24 robberies and 17 chain-snatching offenses and one case of murder for gain.

The Central Zone despite being a VVIP zone in Hyderabad has recorded the highest number of 156 offenses, followed by East Zone (155) and West Zone (150).

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