WE all know by now that if you give a crook the opportunity to commit a crime they will.
Some crooks go out with the intention to commit a crime and others see an opportunity and take it.
It's coming up to being good weather for the good old Aussie garage sale.
I've done it myself, one man's trash is another man's treasure.
However, it's called a garage sale for a reason.
Do not let people that are not known to you wander through your house to peruse items that you have for sale (if you did this it would be called an in the house sale).
Take the items out of the house and display them in your driveway or a similar safe area.
People will enter houses and steal items at garage sales.
You and your partner have not got enough eyes to keep tabs on every person at the sale, especially if you have some sought after items.
All it takes is for one crook to slip around the back and enter your house to make your yard sale a miserable experience.
Don't leave items lying about when playing the pokies or pursuing similar endeavors that cause people to concentrate on something else other than what they should be concentrating on.
Please concentrate on the item until it is secure before concentrating on the other things that you want to concentrate on.
Remember "If it's not in your pocket it will disappear like a rocket".
You can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.
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