Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - -Se­nior Sergeant Haydn Far­row

WITH the weather im­prov­ing, we’ve seen a few sneak-in, sneak-out bur­glar­ies when peo­ple have left doors and garage en­tries un­locked. Keep your doors and win­dows locked and 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 on so­cial me­dia; say­ing you’re on hol­i­day sug­gests you aren’t home. Use your home alarm sys­tem.

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