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Collie police advise community to stay vigilant

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times

Collie police are encouraging the community to stay vigilant following a recent spike in burglaries.

Police reported one attempted burglary on Prinsep Street last week — a decrease from burglaries in Forrest Street, Hawthorne Avenue, Johnston Street, McKinley Street, Coalfields Highway, Priscep Street South and Deakin Street the week prior — but police said it was “still one too many”.

Collie police officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Heath Soutar said they had increased their patrols and would continue them.

“We are now patrolling into the early hours of the morning, we have target people and addresses, but we’re still having these issues occur,” Sen. Sgt Soutar said.

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We’d love nothing more than to catch these people in the act.

Sen. Sgt Heath Soutar

Police asked Collie residents to remain vigilant and report suspicious behaviour.

“Be security conscious and our eyes on the street.”

Burglar prevention advice from police recommends people keep their windows and doors locked at all times, keep valuable items out of sight, install a security alarm with an external light and be careful of stating whereabouts on social media.

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