Bardon Among Inner West Suburbs Targeted by Thieves

Bardon is one of the reported suburbs where thieves are actively targeting homes, garages, and storage cages.

In a Sept 25 report from the Inner West Patrol Group warned residents that thieves have been reported in the following Inner West suburbs:

Residential Dwellings

  • Bardon: Coolibah Street.
  • Ferny Grove: McGregor Way, Bunowen Street.
  • Everton Park: Warringah Street, Gordon Parade.
  • Toowong: Bent Street.
  • Ashgrove: Mclean Parade, McCormack Avenue, Moola Road, Panorama Street.
  • St Lucia: Boomerang Road.
  • Kenmore: Alkina Street, Holdway Street.
  • Enoggera: Wardell Street
  • Ferny Hills: Amaroo Avenue.

Communal/Residential Garages/Storage Cages

  • Toowong: Landsborough Terrace.
  • St Lucia: Bellevue Terrace.
  • Ashgrove: Waterworks Road.
  • Everton Park: South Pine Road.

Things that have been stolen from these locations include laptops, wallets, handbags, jewellery, cash, game consoles, bicycles, tools, and vehicles such as cars and motorcycles.

Home Security

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Thieves usually enter homes through unlocked doors or garages or by smashing doors and windows. They may also access garages and storage cages by cutting or manipulating locks and padlocks.

Other times, stealing may happen even when the residents are home.

The police have provided these simple tips to make your home more secure:

  • Install reliable security screen doors on main external entrances.
  • Remember to key-lock your security doors and remove the key from the lock.
  • Fit deadlocks on all external doors.
  • When moving in to your home or apartment, install new locks on entrance doors.
  • Never leave notes that indicate your absence.
  • Always take your door key with you, do not hide it, and never put your name and address on your key ring.
  • Get to know your neighbours.
  • Observe and report suspicious activity.
  • Keep foliage trimmed back around your property so others can view suspicious activity.
  • Keep vehicle keys secure.
  • Don’t leave garage doors open or unlocked.
  • Don’t prop or leave open communal doors to garages.
  • Use high-quality locks and chains to secure storage cages.
  • Use screening material to cover storage cage contents.

More Safety Tips

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As thieves continue to target Inner West Suburbs, police have increased patrols in the area and strongly advise residents to be vigilant.

Locals are also encouraged to appropriately secure their homes, storage areas, and vehicles, as well as record details of electronic equipment and take photos of valuable items such as jewellery.

Residents who want to check the level of security in their home may take advantage of the police’s ‘Free Home Security Audit Service’. Just call the Indooroopilly Crime Prevention Unit on 3377 9421 or the Ferny Grove Crime Prevention Unit on 3872 1542 to make an appointment.

To report any information for the police, call the Policelink on 131 444 or use the online form.

You can also anonymously provide information about a crime to Crime Stoppers. You may contact the organisation 24/7 by calling 1800 333 000 or by visiting their website.