HOL­I­DAY LEAVES HOME VUL­NER­A­BLE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

MAKE your home safe as a cas­tle. If you're on hol­i­day, ar­range for mail to be held by Aus­tralia Post or col­lected daily by some­one while you're away. Keep doors and win­dows locked at all times. Keep valu­able items such as home com­put­ers, lap­tops, stereos and mo­bile phones out of sight. Do not leave spare keys hid­den out­side – leave them with a neigh­bour, friend or rel­a­tive. Keep trees and shrubs trimmed to re­duce the op­por­tu­nity for bur­glars to hide and in­crease vis­i­bil­ity from the street. Be mind­ful of post­ing in­for­ma­tion about your­self on so­cial me­dia. Say­ing you are on hol­i­day sug­gests you aren't home. Se­nior Sergeant Si­mon Hazell

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