Thieves use drain to access homes

Thieves use drain to access homes

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A Willetton resident said thieves had launched home invasions from Water Corporation land.

The Water Corporation said it was looking into security at a Willetton drainage site after resident complained thieves were launching home break-ins from it.

Riverton resident John Pitman said he had contacted the Water Corporation after he noticed thieves had used a drainage lot to targeted properties on Modillion Avenue.

Mr Pitman said properties in the area had already been targeted.

“This rental house was broken into last week,” he said.

“They broke glass to get in, police attended and said there were a few to do that day.

“This is not a one-off and it’s happened too often.”

The Water Corporation responded saying it took all unauthorised access of its land seriously and would review the fence at the Modillion Avenue drain.

“We will inspect the Modillion Avenue Main Drain site to assess the condition of the fences this week,” a spokesperson said.

“Our security team will also liaise with the local police to ensure we are receiving all relevant local intelligence.”

They said Water Corporation would upgrade any fencing found to be permitting unauthorised access onto its land.

Residents who witnessed any suspicious activity on drainage areas were urged to contact the police first, and then the Water Corporation’s 24-hour faults and security line on 13 13 75.