Break- in risks for over- 50s

Townsville Bulletin - - News - by Nathan Paull

reach of open win­dows.’’

But on a more pos­i­tive note, Mr Din­gle said the re­search found peo­ple over 50 were the most likely to warn oth­ers in t he neigh­bour­hood i f they were the vic­tim of a break-in, with 87 per cent say­ing they would alert neigh­bours to the risk.

Apia’s re­search also found that many peo­ple aged over 50 failed to take ba­sic se­cu­rity mea­sures to pro­tect their home when they went out.

‘‘ Tak­ing some sim­ple h o m e s e c u r i t y p r e - cau­tions can make a big dif­fer­ence,’’ he said.

Any­one who wit­nesses a break-in or sus­pects they have been a vic­tim should call Townsville po­lice on 4759 9777 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.

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