Lock ‘em up or lose ‘em

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

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.

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