Lock it up, don’t risk losing it

Remember the days when everyone left their houses unlocked and their keys in their car because everyone knows everyone and nothing ever happens around here. If you’re reading this and still do this, stop it. Barcaldine Police are urging the community to lock it or lose it after an increase in property offences. Here are some top residential and vehicle safety tips.

Tips for the home:
1 – Lock it up;
2 – Put security screens on your windows;
3 – Install exterior sensor lights;
4 – Get an alarm… or a Rottweiler; and
5 – Don’t leave things around the yards, they may assist the offender break into your house.

Tips for your vehicle:
1 – Don’t leave your keys in it;
2 – Lock it up;
3 – Don’t leave your valuables visible;
4 – Get an alarm; and
5 – Park it in a well-lit area.

Remember crime is everyone’s problem and you need to be our eyes and ears. Don’t let property offenders plague our community, if you see anything suspicious, or have any information on property offences please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. We are not interested in who you are, just what you know.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

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