The City of Casey, in conjunction with Victoria Police, has
initiated the 'Gone in a Moment' campaign to remind residents
and visitors to the City of Casey to protect their personal
property, including handbags, wallets and mobile phones from
City of Casey Mayor Cr Sam Aziz said 'Council is committed to
undertaking regular, proactive community safety campaigns to
inform, educate and support the community to prioritise the
safety of themselves, their families and their property.
'While the City of Casey is a safe place to live or visit,
statistics indicate that opportunistic theft is of concern to
'Don't make it easy for opportunistic thieves. Take note of
your surroundings and do everything possible to ensure your
personal property is secure when you are out and about in
Casey', said Cr Aziz.
As part of the 'Gone in a Moment' campaign, three posters
have been developed which focus on the property often
targeted by opportunistic criminals. The posters ask, 'Where
is your handbag?', 'Where is your wallet?' and 'Where is your
The posters will be displayed across the municipality and
local businesses and community groups are encouraged to join
with Council and local Police in raising awareness of this
important community safety issue by displaying the posters in
City of Casey Manager Community Safety Caroline Bell added
'The City of Casey remains a safe place to live, work and
socialise, however, you can never be too careful with your
'Given that personal information is often kept in wallets,
mobile phones and handbags, by being aware of your
surroundings you can avoid becoming a victim of not just
property theft, but also the related crime of identity theft.
'A moment is all that it takes for your belongings to be
taken. Residents should always be aware of their surroundings
and should take care to ensure their personal property is
secure at all times', said Ms Bell.
This project has been funded under the Community Safety Fund
grants program, part of the Victorian Government's
Community Crime Prevention Program - local solutions for
local crime prevention issues.
For more information, or to request the posters, please
contact City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200.