ACT Policing and Bunnings will join forces this weekend to help the community learn about home security ahead of the upcoming holiday season.
Officer-in-Charge of Crime Prevention Sergeant Dennis Gellatly said that it’s important for those taking holidays to protect their homes as much as possible against burglary.
“While we’ve seen significant decreases in property and volume crime across the ACT, we generally see an increase in burglaries — home contents and items taken from vehicles — during the Christmas/holiday period,” Sergeant Gellatly said.
“The last thing we want is for Canberrans to be burgled and come home to an empty house, or have their Christmas gifts stolen from their cars while shopping. The workshops, which will be run with Bunnings can help the public understand what they can do to protect their property, such as making sure their lawn is mowed before they go on holidays.”
Bunnings Warehouse Fyshwick Complex Manager Joel Davies said that Bunnings was pleased to be working with the police to provide local residents with information and advice on how to safeguard their homes.
“We are committed to helping customers with practical advice on home security and this is a great opportunity to ask the experts”, he said.
The focus will be on ‘break and enters’, and what Canberrans can do to protect their property while on holidays.
Workshops will take place at Bunnings Warehouse Belconnen, Fyshwick and Tuggeranong from 12.30pm on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, with police in store to answer home security and safety questions from 10am to 2pm each day.
Bunnings Warehouse Store Details:
15 Lathlain St, Belconnen ACT
(02) 6228 6000
Cnr Collie & Newcastle Sts
(02) 6206 2700
Cnr Anketell St & Oakden St
(02) 6234 2000