Recent burglaries and vehicle thefts in the area are a timely reminder to take steps to protect homes and businesses from becoming a target. Offenders have been taking advantage of unlocked doors, unattended items and valuables left in easy-to-access places.
The city and WA Police suggest the following guidelines:
Secure vehicles, houses and businesses by keeping all doors, windows and garages locked at all times.
Never leave items of value in an unattended vehicle.
Hide items of value from view through house windows, and ensure items in shop windows cannot be easily grabbed.
You may like to invest in CCTV. You can get advice from the police or the city's community safety officer on the best place to install CCTV.
Stay in touch with your neighbours, both business and residential, and watch out for each other.
If a crime occurs, inform police as quickly as possible.
For police assistance, call 131 444.
In an emergency, call 000.
You can also contact your Local Policing Team, which operates from Wembley Police Station, on 0466 521 371.
Visit the crime prevention page for more tips on home and personal safety.
Visit the business crime prevention page for fact sheets and other resources.