What to do if you are broken into
Having your home broken into can be a stressful event. Knowing what to do will make it easier to deal with.
The first thing to do is call the Police on 131 444.
If it is an emergency (if you have been assaulted or if you think they may still be on the property) ring 000.
Try to leave everything as you found it.
In particular, avoid touching entry points such as windows or door handles. There is often evidence here that may assist police with apprehending the culprits.
Be aware that it is the responsibility of the home owner to re-secure a home after an unlawful entry. If you are a tenant you should notify them as soon as possible of the incident and any resultant damage.
Whether you are the home owner or a tenant it is important to resecure the home as soon as possible. We can provide some assistance with this.
Once the police have attended, contact Victims of Crime NT on 1800 672 242.
You can make this call any time day or night. An officer will take details of the break-in and help you to arrange a re-secure. In many cases it can be done immediately, however, in some regions it may be necessary to resecure the following day.