Shut the door on robbers

LOCK up or run the risk of losing it.

After a spate of break and enters within the past two weeks, Emerald officer in charge Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves has urged residents to lock up over Easter when going away on holidays.

“Lock up accordingly and don’t leave your valuables lying around,” he said.

“We ask residents to keep an eye on their neighbour’s house if they are away and keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviour.”

Snr Sgt Reeves’ reminder to lock up is timely as the Secure Homes Report by ADT Security revealed that although theft and vandalism to property are key concerns to Queenslanders, almost an equal number highlight the possibility of identity fraud as a major concern.

With people storing more personal information at home and on personal laptops, the opportunity for identity theft is increasing.

Queensland respondents identified personal records and personal computers and laptops as the two items they would be most concerned about being stolen.

Gen Y is most concerned about the theft of their personal computer or laptop.

Jewellery, cash and home theatre equipment featured much further down the list.


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