Mum says lock it or lose stuff
THIEVES who stole a 12-year-old’s pushbike and motorbike over the Christmas period have prompted mum Judy Munckton to warn others to “lock it or lose it”.
The intruders scaled the a two metre-high fence behind the Muncktons’ Takalvan Street property to snatch the possessions some time on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.
The family made the discovery on Boxing Day.
“I’m very disappointed that people think they can come into properties and steal things, with little regard for who it affects,” Mrs Munckton said.
The mum said her 12-year-old daughter was angered by the loss of the motorbike.
“She’s a bit cranky because she wouldn’t do that to someone else,” Mrs Munckton said.
Luckily, homeowners in Walker Street contacted Bundaberg police when they discovered a forlorn-looking pushbike parked up against their fence.
It turned out to be the family’s wayward possession.
The Bundaberg mum issued a warning to those who still had the motorbike.
“I hope whoever still has the motorbike, a yellow Atomik Pitbull 125, is able to run extremely fast because if I catch up with you I may need to sit down with you and explain to you how to respect other people’s property and space,” she said.
Mrs Munckton also offered a piece of advice to other Bundaberg residents.
“Don’t take anything for granted, even if it is behind a 2m fence,” she said.
“You need to lock everything up and maybe parents should be teaching their children a bit of respect for other people’s property.”
Bundaberg police Sergeant Terry Willett said people needed to be mindful of keeping their property secure over the holiday period.
“Secure property wherever possible and keep things locked away,” he said.
He said people should not encourage opportunistic thieves and should not leave items in cars either.
“If they’ve had something stolen, don’t touch anything and contact police,” Sgt Willett said.
If anyone has any information about the stolen motorbike, telephone Bundaberg Police on 4153 9111.