WARMER WEATHER BRINGS OUT THE CROOKS

Mandurah Coastal Times - - STREET WATCH -

SPRING is upon us and with the warmer weather comes more op­por­tu­nity for of­fend­ers to be out and about com­mit­ting crimes. The month of Au­gust showed a con­tin­ued fall in our rates of bur­glary, theft and steal­ing of mo­tor ve­hi­cles. The lo­cal polic­ing team charged 92 peo­ple with 196 charges. As we pro­ceed into Septem­ber, Man­durah Po­lice will con­tinue to tar­get steal­ing and bur­glary of­fences. Let’s make it harder for of­fend­ers by lock­ing doors, win­dows, clos­ing garages and se­cur­ing prop­erty out of sight. Of­fend­ers of­ten tar­get car keys, smart­phones, tablets, lap­tops in res­i­dences and mo­tor ve­hi­cles. Don’t leave your car keys out and en­sure smart de­vices have track­ing ac­ti­vated, which can help catch of­fend­ers. Can­cel any bank or per­sonal cards im­me­di­ately to pre­vent of­fend­ers from com­mit­ting un­law­ful trans­ac­tions. – Man­durah Po­lice Sta­tion of­fi­cer-in-charge Se­nior Sergeant Stephen Thomp­son

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