Armadale police urging residents to report all suspicious activity

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ARMADALE police are urging residents to report suspicious activity to tackle crimes as they occur.

“Some people are hesitant to call the police as they don’t want to waste our time,” Senior Sergeant Glenn Spencer said.

“It isn’t a waste of time, I would rather people called us and let us assess the situation and decide whether to respond, as opposed to not calling and it turning into something serious.”

He said police rely on all members of the community to let them know when something “just doesn’t look right”.

“Information will be recorded and it may be the piece of the puzzle that lets us know who, where or what we need to be looking at,” he said.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity can call 131 444.

Meanwhile, two juveniles, aged 11 and 14, will face the Armadale Court next month charged with aggravated burglary.

Sgt Spencer said the youths were knocking on doors in Kyabram Road on September 7.

“This is often just a ploy and when someone answers, these boys claim they are looking for their lost dog,” Sgt Spencer said.

“One resident didn’t fall for that and called police to report this suspicious behaviour and the boys were stopped.”

A 17-year-old youth will also face the court, charged with aggravated burglary and stealing after he allegedly smashed the window of a property in Peel Court last Monday.