Lock ‘em up or lose ‘em
THE Mossman police are conducting an operation to warn the community about a growing rise in theft from unlocked cars and houses.
In the last fortnight police reported to The Gazette five cars, three houses and one shed had all been broken into with possessions stolen and all were unlocked.
Acting Sergeant Casandra Hill will be heading the operation focusing on household security and vehicle security and said that property crime has spiked.
“Although we do live in a good place sometimes people take advantage of opportunities presented to them,” Sgt Hill said.
“We would like to encourage the public to be mindful of the security of their vehicles and their homes.
“We will be doing vehicle checks to make sure people are locking their vehicles and putting information on windscreens.”
Sgt Hill said that Mossman does not normally have break-ins and cars broken into which is why police have identified this as growing issue of concern that needs to be addressed.
The Mossman police will be visiting residents in the next couple of weeks to hand out more information about house and vehicle security.