Police meet pawn brokers, ask them not to buy stolen ornaments

Police meet  pawn brokers, ask them not to buy stolen ornaments

In order to prevent purchase of stolen ornaments, the City police on Thursday conducted a meeting with pawn brokers operating in Southeast division. More than 300 pawn brokers attended the meeting held at the Mangala Community Hall in CAR South grounds.

“The meeting was first of its kind in the City and the police explained the consequences of the purchase of stolen ornaments. The police have decided to conduct such meetings all over the City,” Additional Commissioner of Police (East) P Harishekharan said.

Recently, the police paraded about 10,000 persons involved in various crimes. During the parade, the police collected details about the way they dispose of the stolen booty. The police realised that pawn brokers entertained such persons and bought the stolen ornaments from them. Hence, the police decided to conduct a meeting with the pawn brokers and prevent the cases of theft of ornaments, he added. The police directed the pawn brokers to share the details of people trying to sell the ornaments suspiciously. They were also directed to contact the police if the customers try to pledge or sell the ornaments without proper receipt or document. The police also instructed them to instal CCTV cameras, he added.

Local police inspectors have been told to issue a copy of the seizure mahazar to the pawn brokers while recovering the stolen ornaments.

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