There are several current break and enter crime trends in the Carindale area. Although there is not a high number of offences, police are urging home owners to be vigilant in their home security. There has been recent incidents of offenders gaining entry to a premises by:
- Jemmying front doors. In doing so they have caused significant damage to the door hinges and in rare circumstances caused the removal of the front door
- Jemmying rear security screens. Some offenders are targeting homes where occupants are away on holidays
- Closed but unlocked doors. A number of break and enter offences are occurring due to the lax attitude of residents. Unlocked and open doors and windows provide an unwanted invitation to would be thieves.
Once inside the premises, offender/s are obtaining vehicle keys and then stealing vehicles from the residence. Police strongly recommend that residents ensure all security screens are key locked. This is also the case if residents are in the rear of the house or the backyard. Notify your neighbours, family and or friends if you are going away on holidays. Make arrangements for someone to house sit or watch your house, put the bins out on bin day, collect your mail and cancel any paper deliveries.
If someone is trying to break into your home or you see a crime being committed, ring Triple Zero (000) immediately.
If you see someone acting suspiciously or you wish to report a matter please call POLICELINK on 131 444 immediately.
To provide information to Police phone Crimestoppers – 1300 333 000 or email Info.SouthBrisbane@police.qld.gov.au
Source: Queensland Police Service.