Holiday troubles begin

HOLIDAY trouble-makers have already made their mark on the Fraser Coast since school broke up on Friday and police are urging home owners and tourists to be on alert.

Several properties in Hervey Bay were hit by vandals and thieves over the weekend, prompting police to remind families to take extra care while enjoying their time off.

Hervey Bay police Senior Constable Tom Mackinnon said locals could help tourists by making them aware of potential dangers.

“Nothing ruins a holiday more than losing valuables on the beach or from your accommodation,” Snr Const. Mackinnon said. “As locals it’s important we do our best to look after tourists.

“Tell them if you notice they have left something unsecured and call police if you see anything suspicious.”

Apart from being mindful of security in the home, Snr Const. Mackinnon said families planning to go away for the holidays should tell a trusted neighbour, lock up valuables and leave a light or two on.

Anyone with information on break-ins can phone Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.



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