Keep up the good work: police

GYMPIE police have praised the vigilance of residents who have been keeping an eye on their neighbour's property over the holidays.

Sgt Vic Tipman said police had received a number of calls about people acting suspiciously around schools and business premises, including places which had been subject to trespass and vandalism before Christmas.

The latest reports related to a school and a business premises overnight Wednesday, he said.

In all cases, the people spoken to by police had a legitimate reason to be on the premises, Sgt Tipman said.

However, he said police appreciated the potential crime prevention role of that kind of information.

And he urged Gympie district people to keep up the good work.

"It gives us the chance to act and if we are in a position to intercept them and speak to them, we will," he said.

"That's how we find offenders," he said.

Over the Christmas-New Year break, police had investigated several incidents of burglary and vandalism at business, school and sporting premises, as well as at community group premises.

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