Crime warning for Kingscliff
KINGSCLIFF Central Neighbourhood Watch are warning residents to be vigilant in the lead up to the festive season, with malicious damage and thefts from cars still occurring.
With the weather starting to warm more people are out on the streets and Kingscliff Central Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Valerie Campbell is encouraging residents to keep their eyes open and report suspicious behaviour to police.
"Too many kids are still wandering the streets after dark and not all of them are late teens either.
"Be aware, the warmer weather will attract more people out of a night and if they look and sound suspicious, report the incident," Ms Campbell said.
"Reports do not go unnoticed and if you can describe them and which way they are heading, this helps put the police in the right direction in locating them.
"We are having a lot of cases of malicious damage, which is anything that destroys property.
"Break and enters are down though, which is good news."
Ms Campbell said now that beach weather has returned to Tweed thefts from cars is a problem.
"Things like GPS are always a target for theft and we encourage people to lock their car properly and take their keys with them.
"Don't hide them on the wheel of the car," Ms Campbell said.
"Reports to police in this area are up, this is good because it means people are passing along information to police, which is what we encourage them to do."
Tweed Valley Neighbourhood Watch is working to reduce crime, improve communication between police and the community and deter criminal activity by increasing the probability of apprehension.