POLICE are reminding Canberrans to lock their cars and houses after four vehicles and one house in Fadden was targeted by thieves.
In the early hours of Monday, April 16, a residence in Appel Crescent, Fadden, which had its front gate and door left unlocked, was burgled.
On the same morning, four vehicles in Appel Crescent and another vehicle in Maughan Crescent were targeted by thieves. Most of these vehicles had been left unlocked, and some had been parked in driveways or carports.
Station sergeant Greg O’Ryan says vehicle and home security should never be taken for granted.
“While theft from motor vehicles is often an opportunistic crime, these thefts suggest offenders are actively looking for easy targets,” he says.
“Whoever committed these crimes was quite brazen in entering a home while people were sleeping inside, and in stealing from vehicles in a carport. This underlines the importance of locking vehicles and premises overnight.”
Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the Fadden area in the early hours of Monday morning, or who has information that can assist police should, call 1800 333000 or via the online reporting form.
Tips about household security can be accessed via the ACT Policing website police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/for-act-households.aspx