With Christmas holidays just around the corner, residents are being warned to secure their homes and valuables to deter break -in’s and theft.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said Christmas was prime time for homes to be broken into if left unsecured.
“Christmas is a time of gift giving for family and friends so make sure you don’t invite unwanted guests by leaving your home unlocked,” Mr Vasta said.
Holland Park Police Station Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant Kylie Doyle said residents should keep their doors locked, even if you are home.
“The message this Christmas is to keep your doors locked, especially if you’re out the back,” Snr Sgt Doyle said.
“It’s easy to leave the doors open especially if it’s hot but be sure to lock the front door to prevent thieves that see it as an opportunity to take your gifts.”
Families spending Christmas holidays away from home are advised to make sure their property is left in good hands.
“If you are going away for the holidays, let your neighbours know so they can check up on your property to give the illusion that you are home,” Snr Sgt Doyle said.
“Don’t leave your keys in obvious hiding spots like under a door mat or in a pot plant but give them to a trusted neighbour or relative to collect your mail and keep a general eye on your home.”