ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans to stay security conscious following two aggravated burglaries in Downer last Friday (October 4).
The incidents occurred between 1.30am and 2.30am and in both instances the offender gained entry to the premises through an unlocked back door while residents were sleeping. While no one was harmed during either incident, a few small items were taken from the homes, including a mobile phone, a wallet and two empty handbags.
Criminal Investigations Detective Sergeant Bob Wynn said this was a timely reminder to residents to stay security conscious as the warmer weather approaches and thieves become more active in Canberra’s suburbs.
“As the weather warms, residents are urged to review their security measures, paying attention to securing windows, doors and side or rear access gates. It’s also important to lock screen doors, even when you are at home,” Sergeant Wynn said.
“While it’s tempting to take advantage of the warmer weather and leave windows and doors open or unlocked at night, it’s important to ensure your home is secure.”
Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the Downer area at that time last Friday is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.