DON’T BE A VICTIM OF SCHOOL HOLIDAY THEFT
As the school holidays are fast approaching, police are reminding residents to lock up their homes, sheds and cars before hitting the road. In past break and enter offences, police have found many people had left doors and windows unlocked. While your local police have implemented strategies in an attempt to deter these offenders, we need you to implement property security practices to lessen the likelihood of you becoming a victim of opportunistic theft. Don’t leave cash, car keys, jewellery, tablet computers, or phones next to doors and windows - even when the door is locked. Thieves do go window shopping. Home and vehicle security is as simple as; Locking your car and removing valuables (including spare keys) every time you leave your car. Ensuring that your security or screen doors are key locked. Ensuring that your home is locked. Hiding car keys and removing other valuables from plain view in your home. Your active participation in reporting suspicious or criminal activity will result in making everyone’s home less likely to be broken into. To report any suspicious behaviour contact your local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.