Finnish company worried about crime in central Tallinn13.08.2012, 10:09
Lawyer of Technoreactor OÜ has written Mayor of Tallinn Edgar Savisaar a letter in which he threatens action over the situation in parking lots in central Tallinn.
The letter was triggered by the break-in to the camping vehicle parked in an Europark parking lot in Tallinn on June 18 while two Finnish citizens were sleeping in it.
In the letter to Savisaar, Dmitri Shcherbakov, lawyer for Finnish-based company, writes that the company planned to publish an article on the dangers lurking in Tallinn parking lots.
„Your answers will be sent to the Finnish media. We are preparing materials about the condition of parking lots of Europark Estonia and their crime threat,” said the letter.
Among others, the lawyer requested information why there are no surveillance cameras in Europark parking lots, whether the city of Tallinn has recommended installing such cameras in these parking lots, what is the mayor’s attitude towards the fact that there are no such surveillance cameras and what the City of Tallinn planned to do to make Tallinn safer in the future.
According to the police, a break-in was reported on June 18 at the parking lot in central Tallinn at Maakri 23. The police have opened an investigation into the incident.
The list of stolen items included a computer bag, a passport of a Russian citizen, a driver’s license of a Russian citizen, 2,000 euros in cash, 5,000 Russian rubles, a key, Nokia headphones, a company laptop computer, wires, memory cards.
Juhan Ojasoo from the central unit of criminal offence against the property of North Prefecture said in comment that the number of breaking and entering in cars in central Tallinn, including cars owned by foreigners that have been parked in paid parking lots that have no surveillance.