Since the last few months, societies in Bandra have witnessed quite a few break-ins and this has lead to a brilliant coalition between the locals and the police. The two have joined hands and have created the St. Sebastian Neighbourhood Watch which will help increase the vigilance level in the area.
A team including Anandini Thakoor, Chairperson of the H-West Federation, Dereyk Talker, promoter of Wake Up Bandra and Warren Fernandes, Secretary of St. Sebastian Homes Society, met DCP, Dr. Chhering Dorje to discuss the idea.
Talker said, "We met the DCP and proposed an idea of a citizens watch group, where the residents and cops can work closely. We also showed him copies of the eight FIRs that had been registered in the last few months."
The concerned areas include Rebello Road, Rebello Road extension, Mt. Carmel Road, St. Sebastian Road, Dr. Peter Dias Road and St. Roque Road, covering 119 societies. 15 volunteers have been selected to work closely with the beat marshalls.
Fernandes, says, "Around 11 buildings are maintaining a log diary, which has to be signed by the constables who patrol the area. My number has been shared with the people, where in case of a suspicious activity, an SMS can be send. Senior Inspector, Ramchandra Davale promised to show us the results soon and shared with us the photographs of two robbers and a video CCTV clipping."