Often when we read through crime reports that detail events relating to how a crime has occurred, we often find that the ‘hero’ of the day was a unsuspecting neighbour who saw something that didn’t sit right, looked suspicious, or was straight-up wrong, like people wandering away from a house with property that was definitely not their’s. These good neighbours contact Police and provide information which prompts Police action.
If you are wondering what the moral of this story is, it is about the importance of getting to know the people who live in your street, in your unit complex, your direct neighbours and so forth. Being familiar with the comings and goings of your street activity, those who belong, those who infrequently visit and those who definitely don’t belong goes a long way in preventing and detecting crime.
Police in Calamvale division are encouraging members in town house complexes to take an active interest in home security measures and keeping an eye out for their neighbours after a complex in Mornington Crt, Calamvale has received some unfavourable attention in recent months from opportunistic offenders. Offenders have been targeting this area between 1am and 4am through unlocked doors or cutting the fly screen on security doors to gain entry through doors that have not been key-locked.
Casting an eye over your street and your neighbours place when you undertake your nightly lock-up routine or as you go about your daily activities, will go a long way in keeping on top of any suspicious activities that may be occurring.
Remember to report any suspicious behaviour to your local police station or Police Link on 131 444.