Bur­glar steals phone while res­i­dent in shower

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

IT WAS a case of wrong place at the right time for a Can­non­vale res­i­dent, who was in the shower when a bur­glar struck last month.

On Au­gust 30, just af­ter 4pm, a res­i­dent of Cas­sia Crt was tak­ing a shower while a sec­ond res­i­dent was watch­ing tele­vi­sion in the bed­room.

Whit­sun­day po­lice re­ported that dur­ing this time, a bur­glar en­tered the house through an un­locked door and stole an Ap­ple iPhone 8 from the lounge room then left with­out be­ing seen or heard.

Po­lice have asked that nearby res­i­dents who may have wit­nessed sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or have any in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Whit­sun­day Po­lice Sta­tion.

Senior Con­sta­ble Steve Smith said this in­ci­dent high­lighted the im­por­tance of keep­ing doors locked and be­ing aware of home se­cu­rity dur­ing the day as well as at night.

“We are used to read­ing and hear­ing about bur­glary of­fences oc­cur­ring dur­ing the hours of dark­ness,” he said.

“This is a timely re­minder that this is not al­ways the case.”

If you have in­for­ma­tion for po­lice, phone Po­licelink on 131 444 or use the on­line form 24 hours a day.

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