July 27, 2021
Murgon police are appealing to homeowners to ensure their houses and properties are secure when they’re out, after a number of recent break-and-enters.
A police spokesperson said the majority of the offences occurred between July 25-26 in Douglas, Rose, Cobb, Thorn and McLucas street areas.
The stolen property has included small items such as car keys, purses, personal identification and bank cards.
Offenders have taken advantage of unlocked or unsecured doors or windows in many of the incidents.
“By ensuring doors and windows are locked, even when you’re at home, and by keeping sought-after items such as phones, jewellery, wallets and cameras out of sight, each member of the community can help prevent this from occurring,” the spokesperson said.
“Neighbours can play a big role in preventing these offences by keeping an eye out for each other, assisting with mail collection for those who are away and placing rubbish bins out at the usual collection time.”
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