Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued a statement to businesses across the city, to get more security and CCTV Bunbury in order to address the warnings from local police regarding the increase in burglaries in recent months.
The chamber issued the message, alongside a high alert, early in February to implement further securities measures, in response to the recent upsurge in crimes across the city. In particular, the Homemaker Centre and light industrial area at Davenport was repeatedly victimised by a spate of burglaries.
According to the released statement, the burglars managed to gain entry into the premises by manipulating the locks in the buildings. Following that, the offenders then went into the business premises and removed the security camera, after which they made off with the office hard drive and whatever property they could get their hands on.
The alert has put forward some security recommendations, such as like improving CCTV Bunbury, or fitting metal plating to the outside of doors in order to hamper any intrusion attempts, detailing that such a measure would not violate the Building Code of Australia 2016’s terms on fire/emergency doors. Additionally, the alert also advised to review where they installed the hard drive for their security cameras in order to make it more difficult to locate in the eventually that the premises be breached.
The alert was initiated by the local Bunbury police force, with the cooperation of the South West Crime Prevention, which has been on high alert, even now as burglaries continue to plague the city’s businesses.
More recently, a group of thieves wreaked havoc across the city in a bold burglary spree that victimized several businesses across the city. The thieves used a Toyota Hilux ute in order to get to their targets, strewn across Davenport, Bunbury and Treendale, causing extensive property damages.
The thieves only managed to make off with a small amount of valuables and some tools from the businesses, but the property damage they dealt led to business owners posting information regarding the burglaries all over the internet. Currently, Bunbury is working on the matter, and looking for people with information.