Police put heat on sneak thieves in hot weather

THE last thing residents want to do is keep doors and windows locked and block what little breeze there is in this heat.

But police are warning homeowners that ventilating their properties could leave them open to sneak thieves seizing an opportunity to rob them.

Dalby police Senior Constable Jamie Leonard said four unlawful entry offences had been reported across the weekend as the region sweltered through the heatwave.

While no residents were injured, it served as a reminder to keep all property safe and secure and out of eyesight.

Two vehicles left unlocked were entered and property taken from on Saturday about 7pm, while homes were hit on Saturday and Sunday.

"There has been a couple of incidents of opportunistic offences," Snr Const. Leonard said.

"While it is hot and people want to have their windows open for ventilation, they need to be vigilant about it."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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