Police warn of youths knocking on doors for money
BUNDABERG Police are reminding members of the community to be cautious when answering a knock on the front door.
They said it could be your door that a young person or a small number of youths are knocking on, offering to sell something, ask for money or food, request to use your toilet or make a phone call.
Police advise residents if it happens to be your door, remember to ask questions. such as: Why aren't you with an adult?
Has your school publicly advertised the fundraising initiative?
Can I donate to the organisation online after verifying details?
Regardless of the answers you may receive, times have changed and due to some opportunistic motives by a small number of youths, it's in your best interest to conduct your own research before handing over cash or inviting the unknown in.
Offer your assistance by:
- Taking a good description of the young person/group
- Noting the time of visit
- Calling Bundaberg Police or Policelink to report suspicious behaviour
- Talking with senior family members to raise their awareness