BEFORE GOING ON VACATION, MAKE SURE YOUR HOME IS SECURE
NAVI MUMBAI: After the civic elections end, many residents of Navi Mumbai are expected to leave for their home towns as their children have summer vacations.
But to protect against crimes such as theft and burglary in their empty houses during this time, police have appealed to the residents to take the necessary preventive measures to protect their valuables before they leave the city.
“It has been observed that cases like burglary, vehicle theft increase during the summer vacation every year. So the residents should be careful about it,” said Suresh Mengade, DCP (crime).
“Residents should use safety doors and strong locks in their flats. A dim light should be kept on. Burglars normally do not target such flats assuming people are inside,” he said.
According to the police, vehicles should be parked at proper parking lots of their housing societies. Cash and jewellery, as well, should not be kept at home when are on vacation. They should be in a locker.
“It is sad that residents show a disinterest in awareness drives conducted by the police against house break-ins and other crimes,” another officer said.
“They hardly follow the precautionary measures mentioned in the notices put up in parts of the city. There will be a considerable decline in burglary cases if they even read and follow the safety measures.” he added.