REVEALED: Most commonly stolen items from homes and cars are ones of sentimental value.
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Homeowners warned about security as COVID restrictions ease

WITH eased restrictions and travel increasing comes more risk of security and safety being compromised, so the RACQ are urging drivers to continue being vigilant when it comes to their safety.

RACQ spokeswoman Lucinda Ross said before Queenslanders holidaying or even for a long drive, they needed to remember to properly secure their homes and valuables.

“It’s wonderful we can begin to get out and about again in our great State, but we don’t want you coming home to disaster,” Ms Ross said.

“Many of us have been home for quite some time and may have relaxed a little when it comes to home security.

“Before you head out, especially if you’re planning to go away for the school holidays later this month, get back into old habits of locking all doors and windows and safely storing valuable items before leaving the house.”

Ms Ross said RACQ data revealed the most commonly stolen items from Queensland homes were cash, jewellery, computers and laptops.

“Jewellery can often be sentimental and difficult to replace, photos on stolen computers can be priceless and impossible to replace,” she said.

“Don’t risk it, lock up and secure any valuables out of sight, and don’t publicise on social media that you’re not home.”


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