Crime warning to tourists

DON’T be dumb this Christmas. That is the message Tweed police are sending tourists.

Crime prevention officer Andrew Eppelstun said their crime prevention tips pamphlet is aimed at the almost three million visitors to the Tweed and Byron shires each year.

“It’s a huge number of people in our local area command and an extremely small per cent become victims of crime,” Senior Constable Eppelstun said.

He added people can do little things, such as securing all property, to reduce crime.

“Most crimes are crimes of opportunity.

“People need to be mindful of opportunities for crime to occur.

“You’re up here for a holiday to let your hair down but you have to keep your head screwed on.

Snr Cnst Eppelstun urged people to use their common sense and not do anything “dumb”.

The tips are being distributed at holiday parks and resorts.



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