Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

LOCK THE DOOR Thieves Hit Nine Homes in Days; Residents Urged to Protect Homes after Spate of Break-Ins

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

LOCK THE DOOR Thieves Hit Nine Homes in Days; Residents Urged to Protect Homes after Spate of Break-Ins

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Byline: Vanessa Marsh

POLICE have pleaded with people to lock up after thieves broke into nine Bundaberg homes in just two days.

The crooks took advantage of unlocked doors in eight of the nine break-ins and in some cases, the residents had been at home while crimes took place.

Bundaberg Criminal Investigations Branch Detective Sergeant Ben Fadian said the best way to keep opportunistic thieves at bay was simply to lock doors and windows.

aThe offenders appear to have been going into unlocked houses, even when people are inside,a Det Sgt Fadian said.

aThese break-ins are usually occurring in the afternoon and evening.a

He said the main areas being targeted were Walkervale, Avenell Heights and Svensson Heights.

The break-ins occurred on Dr Mays Road, Burnett, Tobruk, High, Walker, Targo, Hurst, Moran and Hanbury streets. Four were reported on Sunday, three on Monday and two yesterday.

Bundaberg Police Inspector Kev Guteridge said Bundaberg residents could take easy steps to prevent the crimes, including getting to know their neighbours and always ensuring their homes were secure. …

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