Winter: 'the burglar's favourite time of year'
- Written by December 18, 2015
Discovery Bay residents have been warned about home safety and security during winter and the festive season, in a circular from City Management.
"While residents may be busy preparing festive events or travelling during Christmas and New Year period, we would like to remind once again that the festive winter season is also the start of the burglar's favourite time of year," the circular says.
"Prolonged hours of darkness and vacant units where occupants are on holidays provide the perfect conditions for opportunistic crime."
The circular lists a number of precautions residents should take including keeping properties locked at all time, close curtains but leave a light on if a property is unattended and to keep all valuables in a safe.
If anyone witnesses suspicious activity they should inform the Customer Service Hotline on 3651 2345.
READ THE FULL CIRCULAR HERE: