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Lock it or lose it

Blackbutt Police Sergeant Rod Venn wants the town's residents to keep cautious.
Blackbutt Police Sergeant Rod Venn wants the town's residents to keep cautious. Jordan Philp

BLACKBUTT residents are urged to keep their houses locked.

The town's police sergeant Rod Venn warned residents to be aware, after a spate of break and enters.

He said police had noticed a concerning trend of residents not reporting incidents.

Sergeant Venn said multiple homes, dwellings and sheds had been the target of unlawful entry over the past three months.

And he said many of the break and enters could have been easily avoided.

"The message I want to get across is for people to make sure their property's gates are locked," Sgt Venn said.

"Some of these dwellings may be unattended for months, so it is important to make it harder for criminals to obtain access.

"It is about making sheds or dwellings less accessible and harder for people to get in."

The officer also urged Blackbutt residents to report the crimes.

"I want to stress the importance of reporting any crimes or criminal activity to the Blackbutt station," Sgt Venn said.

"If we don't know about it, then we can't help."

He said if the local police station was unattended, calls were diverted to the Gympie police call centre.

But he said all calls diverted to Gympie would reach him.

"If I am out of the office, Gympie will be able to contact me at any hour of the day and I will respond," he said.

South Burnett

Topics:  blackbutt break and enter police theft



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