Hyderabad: Police averted a major burglary attempt when an NRI tipped them off from the US after watching the CCTV feed on his smartwatch.
US-based NRI was checking the CCTV feed on his smartwatch when he saw two thieves trying to break into his house in Hyderabad. He immediately tipped off Kukatpally Housing Board (KPHB) which caught the thief red-handed.
KPHB Station House Officer B Kishan Kumar said the apartment has been empty for a while.
As the CCTV cameras installed in the house were equipped with motion sensors, the house owner received an alert on his mobile phone. He checked the footage and to his utter shock found a man roaming inside. He immediately alerted his neighbours over the phone. This was around 3 a.m. on Wednesday. They rushed to the house and found the lock broken and the house bolted from inside.
"The owner checked the CCTV feed on his smartwatch. The neighbours immediately alerted us," said B Kishan Kumar .
Detective inspector Shyam Babu and two constables from KPHB police station reached there. They knocked on the door and asked the burglar to open it and surrender. As the burglar did not open the door, the inspector broke open a window and entered the house. The burglar, who was hiding in a bedroom, surrendered after the police officer took out his revolver and ordered him to give up.
The police found cupboards and shelves open. They recovered jewelry and other valuables which the offender had hidden under a sofa.
The burglar was identified as T. Ramakrishna (32), working as a helper during shooting of films. A native of Nagarkurnool district, he was living alone in the Jubilee Hills area and went to jail 10 times for burglaries. In one such case, he was recently released from jail.
Police investigations revealed that the offender had been targeting locked houses. Police registered a case and took up further investigations.
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Alerted by this #cctv footage, the owner of the house, currently residing in #USA, alerted @cyberabadpolice @pskphb_cyb, leading to his arrest. The house is located at KPHB, #Hyderabad #Dial100@TelanganaCOPs @XpressHyderabad @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/LLwdjltLFH