Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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