Dubai's Indian-origin residents feeling insecure following increase in break-ins and vandalism

Manama, Jan. 31 (ANI): Residents of Dubai's posh neighbourhoods, mostly of Indian origin, have complained against the lack of security following a recent series of break-ins, intrusions and vandalism.

Geeta Bhatnagar, who lives in a luxurious five-bedroom villa in the lakes, a posh locality, has called for increased patrolling and installation of CCTV cameras on the streets, after her car was vandalised with food items by suspected teenaged pranksters, Gulf News reports.

She added that the security in her locality needed to be increased to stop such occurrences.

A similar incident happened to Heena Sagar, a resident of the posh Meadows locality, when her car, a red Honda coupe, has its windscreen broken and bumper pulled off, in two separate incidents, along with scratches and dents on the body of the car.

Kamal Kotecha, a resident of Jumeirah Islands, another such locality, has derided the lack of security at the area, and said that there is no security check at the gates of the locality.

However, Roberto Kauffmann, Chairman of the Lakes Owners Association Interim Board, has said that the board was not aware of any recent thefts or break-ins and that they consider the Lakes to be a safe community.

He also reminded the residents about the risk of employing help without sponsorship, and said that the board is working with Emaar Community Management to implement a new access system.

Echoing Kauffman's views, a Lake resident said the concerned people are themselves responsible for any such occurrences as they illegally employ workers and often forget to lock their doors. (ANI)


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