Krasnodar, 28 March – Yug Times. Although anyone may become a victim of home theft, the risk may easily be minimised.
Larceny is one of the most ancient crimes - and thieves are constantly perfecting their ‘craftsmanship’, they ‘work’ in gangs, using most up-to-date tools and technologies. This is why it is necessary to take serious preventive measures against such disagreeable events. Our expert - Dmitri Shevtsov, Head of the Department of Solution of Property Crimes of the regional Police Office, explains what these measures may be.
“It is no secret that the Kuban is a region with active migration streams that attracts not only holidaymakers but also - regretfully - criminals of different kinds.
“We receive operative information and are in the know, when we may expect ‘touring criminals’ in our region. We take measures to identify and detain such criminals.
“Of course, when a person is on holiday, he or she becomes an easy target for criminal encroachments - and no wonder that evil-doers make use of this fact.
“Practice shows that most thefts of personal property occur when dwellers themselves let criminals - who may be disguised as utility, social or medical workers - into their houses or flats. It’s elderly people that usually suffer from them - because of their age, health condition or simply unwarranted trustfulness. The evil-doers make a good use of that.
“One of the most widely spread kinds of home thefts is one committed after joint drinking of alcohol beverages with casual acquaintances.
“Despite the widely spread thought that night is the time for shady business, most home burglaries are committed in daytime, when the landlords are at work. Thus, the most vulnerable flats are those located on the ground or the last floor of high-rise blocks, as well as those located near fire-escapes and drainpipes.”
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