ACT Policing is teaming up with Bunnings Warehouse Tuggeranong to provide advice to members of the community on how to secure their belongings and protect their property from thieves.
Between 9am and 4pm on Saturday (19 October), ACT Policing members will be at Bunnings Warehouse Tuggeranong to answer any home security questions, and will be distributing free home security packs with Lockwood padlocks, magnetic home security checklists, Constable Kenny merchandise and home and personal security guides.
Crime Reduction and Intelligence Sergeant Harry Hains said it is important for members of the community not to be complacent about protecting property and homes against burglary and theft.
“While house burglaries in the ACT have decreased by 15 per cent (financial year 2012-2013) when compared to last financial year (2011-2012), it’s still important to take measures to secure belongings from opportunistic thieves.
“ACT Policing has seen a recent increase in bike theft around the ACT, up 27 per cent from last year, so we’re urging the community to take the time to lock up valuables, especially property around the home like bikes, garages, and sheds.
“Our message is simple: lock it or lose it,” Sergeant Hains said.
Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers members will be attending the event along with displays and activities from the AFP K9 unit, Constable Kenny Koala, and the Mix 106.3 cruiser.
Bunnings Warehouse Tuggeranong Operations Manager, Paul Hewett said that Bunnings is pleased to be joining forces with ACT Policing again this year.
“After the success of last year’s home security weekend, we’re thrilled to once again offer local residents the opportunity to meet their local police members, talk with the experts on home security and learn the best way to secure their homes,” he said.