Don't make theft easy

GYMPIE police have noticed a change in the way property theft has been occurring across the region.

Acting district crime prevention co-ordinator Constable Warwick Mundt said police were investigating a number of recent break-ins that had happened during the day.

He said while it appeared offenders had become very bold, the break-ins were mostly due to unsecured windows and doors making it easy for them to gain entry.

He urged readers not to let themselves to be the next victim of an opportunistic offender.

“It is also a fact that break and enters occur more often when people are not at home,” Const Mundt said.

“Most offenders are looking for the quick and easy way in and out of your house, so make it hard for them.”

Ensure no tools are left lying around the yard which can be used to gain entry to the house.

Lock the garden shed; property like lawn and garden equipment can be stolen also.

Get to know your neighbours and keep an eye out for suspicious people in the area.

Whenever you leave your house ensure all your windows and doors are locked.

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