Police are encouraging community members in Sinnamon Park to be vigilant with home security measures after break and enter offences were reported overnight between 11pm on February 18 and 7am on February 19.
Houses were broken into while the occupants were asleep and entry was gained through a garage (remote control obtained through unlocked car ), forced rear door and cutting mesh on a rear door to flick the locking mechanism. Streets targeted were Ayside Close, Condamine Drive and Lightwood Place in Sinnamon Park.
Items stolen include cash, iPads, wallets, jewellery, handbags and GPSs.
Please take the time to ensure home security measures are in place and you speak with neighbours to keep an eye on the street and neighbourhood.
Here are some home security tips to get you started:
- Lock your windows, doors and garage and secure windows even while at home; this includes the upper level of your home;
- DO NOT leave valuables, wallets, phones etc. on the bench or in view;
- Lock internal doors from the garage into the house; keep garage doors locked;
- Install key operated locks or security grills on windows and deadlocks on doors;
- Padlocks on side gates to back yard;
- Finger guards on security doors that are not always key-locked;
- Alarm – install and set;
- Do not leave keys in security locks on your windows or door;
- Remove external objects that can be used as ladders;
- Get to know your neighbours; and
- Report any suspicious behaviour to police as that can prevent, and solve crime.
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 crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.