RESIDENTS who live near schools are urged by the South Metro Community Engagement Unit to keep an eye out for thieves and vandals.
Unit Sergeant Paul Trimble said there was often an increase in schools being targeted by thieves around the school holidays.
“We are asking residents to look out for suspicious people on or near school property, especially if they hear any banging or glass breaking,” he said.
Sgt Trimble said he often saw young people getting in trouble during the holidays by keeping bad company.
“This can result in them coming to the attention of police,” he said.
“If you are the parent of a young person, speak to them about the consequences of the choices they make and how the company they keep can affect those choices.
“Giving them boundaries can prevent young people from getting into situations that may affect their future.
If you see any suspicious activity in your area call 131 444 and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with information about offenders.