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Check your home security

16 May 2019 11:04am

Police receive a number of reports each week about attempted break-ins on homes and businesses.

In many instances house break-ins are crimes of opportunity with entry gained through an open or unlocked door or window.

Greatly reduce your risk of becoming a victim of burglary by implementing the following measures to improve the security of your property:

  • Even if you’re at home, be aware of your home security and ensure doors and windows are secured, particularly in areas that are unoccupied.
  • Before you hire a professional house cleaner or gardener, check all references thoroughly.
  • Secure your home when you leave by locking all doors and windows.  Remove keys from internal doors and windows when you are not at home.
  • Keep cash, keys and valuables out of sight and out of easy reach.
  • Don’t leave a house key under the door mat or a pot plant, in the letterbox or in other obvious places.
  • Ensure your house/unit number is clearly visible so it can be located quickly in an emergency.

If you think someone has made an attempt to break into to your property, it is important that you report it to local police.

This helps police build a picture of criminal activity in the area and allows police to target patrols.

It’s also a good idea to let your neighbours know if you’ve experienced an attempted break-in, so everyone can check their security and be alert to any suspicious activity in the area.

The following break-ins were reported to police in the Western District over the last week:

Esplanade, Henley Beach – between 11am on 7 May and 7.30am on 8 May a business premises was entered.

Bonython Ave, Novar Gardens – between 1.30pm on 7 May and 7.45am on 8 May a business premises was entered.

Broadway, Glenelg South – between 4.30pm on 7 May and 10am on 8 May a residential property was entered.

Neptune Tce, Rosewater – between 7pm on 7 May and 11.30am on 8 May a residential property was entered.

Jervois St, Torrensville - between 11.30am on 6 May and 12pm on 8 May a residential property was entered.

Clyde Ave, Lockleys – between 9.30pm on 8 May and 4.30am on 9 May a residential property was entered.

Coombe Rd, Allenby Gardens – 9 May between 12.01am and 6.30am a residential property was entered.

Humphries Tce, Woodville Gardens – between 3pm on 6 May and 12pm on 9 May a residential property was entered.

Kent St, Mansfield Park – between 8pm on 8 May and 7am on 9 May a residential property was entered.

Way St, Kilburn – between 1pm on 8 May and 8.50am on 9 May a business premises was entered.

Morrell St, Allenby Gardens – between 10pm on 8 May and 8am on 9 May a residential property was entered.

Hargrave St, Semaphore – between 12am on 24 April and 5.40pm on 9 May a business premises was entered.

Prospect Rd, Blair Athol – between 12.30pm on 6 May and 11.59pm on 9 May a business premises was entered.

Prospect Rd, Blair Athol - between 4pm on 6 May and 5.30pm on 11 May a business premises was entered.

Moldavia Walk, Taperoo – between 10pm on 9 May and 6am on 10 May a business premises was entered.

Jetty Rd, Glenelg - between 5.30pm on 9 May and 9.30am on 10 May a business premises was entered.

Kitchener St, Kilburn – 10 May between 9am and 10.30am a residential property was entered.

South Rd, Croydon Park – between 4pm on 9 May and 9am on 10 May a business premises was entered.

Leader Ave, Kilburn – between 6pm on 8 May and 10am on 10 May a residential property was entered.

Lionel Ave, Blair Athol - between 10am on 7 May and 12.30pm on 10 May a residential property was entered.

Morias Ave, Pennington – 10 May between 6am and 12pm a residential property was entered.

Albert St, Kilburn – between 9am on 10 May and 5pm on 11 May a residential property was entered.

Noora Pl, Semaphore Beach – between 4pm on 10 May and 6.45am on 11 May a business premises was entered.

Link St, Royal Park – between 6pm on 10 May and 9.15am on 11 May a residential property was entered.

West St, Queenstown – between 1pm on 8 May and 10am on 11 May a residential property was entered.

Victoria St, Glanville – 11 May at 11.40am a residential property was entered.

Northolt Rd, Osborne – between 12am on 19 April and 5.27pm on 11 May a residential property was entered.

Esplanade, Semaphore – 11 May between 8am and 5pm a residential property was entered.

Esplanade, Semaphore - between 8am on 30 March and 3pm on 14 May a residential property was entered.

Beatrice St, Prospect – 11 May between 8pm and 9pm a business premises was entered.

Eastern Pde, Gillman – 12 May at 12.30am a business premises was entered.

Eastern Pde, Gillman – 12 May at 2.55am a business premises was entered.

Lewis St, Brooklyn Park - between 9.30pm on 11 May and 6.15am on 12 May a residential property was entered.

Falcon Ave, Mile End – between 6pm on 10 May and 6pm on 12 May a business premises was entered.

Everett St, Brooklyn Park – 12 May between 7.30pm and 8pm a residential property was entered.

Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide – 13 May at 5.04am a business premises was entered.

Oval Ave, Woodville South – between 7.30am on 9 May and 7am on 13 May a business premises was entered.

Quebec St, Port Adelaide – between 11pm on 12 May and 7am on 13 May a business premises was entered.

Finlayson St, Grange – between 4pm on 11 May and 5.30pm on 13 May a residential property was entered.

David Tce, Woodville Park – 13 May at 4pm a residential property was entered.

Brand Ave, Allenby Gardens – 13 May between 11am and 6pm a residential property was entered.

Talbot Rd, Croydon Park – 13 May between 8am and 10pm a residential property was entered.

Hinton St, Underdale – between 5.15pm on 13 May and 12.15am on 14 May a residential property was entered.

South Rd, Croydon Park – between 3pm on 10 May and 9am on 14 May a business premises was entered.

South Rd, Croydon Park – between 5pm on 10 May and 8.30am on 14 May a business premises was entered.

Wainhouse St, Torrensville – 14 May at 6.30am a residential property was entered.

Dunbar Tce, Glenelg East – 13 May between 9.30am and 12pm a residential property was entered.

Grand Junction Rd, Mansfield Park – between 6pm on 10 May and 11am on 14 May a business premises was entered.

North Esp, Glenelg North – between 12.01am on 12 May and 7am on 14 May a residential property was entered.

Edward St, Nailsworth – between 5.30pm on 13 May and 10.30am on 14 May a residential property was entered.

Mawson St, Nailsworth – 14 May between 11.10am and 11.35am a residential property was entered.

Port Rd, Croydon – 14 May between 10am and 9.30pm a residential property was entered.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au/ - you can remain anonymous.

If you notice anything suspicious in your neighbourhood, please call police immediately on 131 444 – timely reporting can assist police in locating offenders and preventing further crime.