EDITORIAL: Timely prompt on our security

OUR front page story on Friday has created a strong reaction in the community.

To recap, Ryan Frost and Melissa Edmunds harnessed the power of social media to catch the thieves that stole a laptop from their car which was parked in their private driveway.

The pair's laptop was full of precious family photos and information and in a bid to recapture their lost treasures, Facebook was an unlikely ally in its recovery.

There was a time in society where we could leave doors to homes unlocked, wallets tucked under a beach towel, or the house key under the mat. Those days are a distant memory and thieves are still getting a rails run from people who leave curtains wide open and windows unlatched and unlocked.

While Ryan and Melissa’s story had a happy ending, they would be the first to admit that we all need to be extra diligent when it comes to locking away valuables from prying eyes.

It is a timely lesson for all as we enter our busy summer season when there are more wandering eyes and legs on our streets. 

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