DENY BURGLARS EASY OP­TIONS WITH SIM­PLE MEA­SURES

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

PO­LICE re­port bur­glar­ies and steal­ing from cars re­mains an is­sue. Re­mem­ber to lock doors, win­dows and let­ter­boxes, and re­move valu­ables from cars. Crooks gen­er­ally look for easy op­tions and take ad­van­tage of un­sus­pect­ing peo­ple, so we all need to con­tinue to do our part in mak­ing it tougher on crooks by re­duc­ing op­por­tunist of­fend­ing. A dom­i­nant type of of­fence we are still see­ing in sig­nif­i­cant num­bers is the sim­ple steal­ing of hand­bags and wal­lets from cars and homes. Of­fend­ers then use cards for mul­ti­ple payWave or PayPass pur­chases. We need peo­ple to be more vig­i­lant about know­ing where their cards are and not leav­ing them unat­tended in the car. We are also ask­ing re­tail busi­nesses to ques­tion trans­ac­tions that look sus­pi­cious. If a per­son or ve­hi­cle looks sus­pi­cious, trust your in­stincts and call 131 444. - Det Sgt Jen­nifer Binder

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