Castle Hill police are holding a Crime Prevention Forum on Friday at 10am at the Beaumont Hills Community Centre.
The free forum is open to all residents and will cover local crime statistics, information about the Find My Phone app, how to preserve a crime scene, home and personal safety.
It will end with a question and answer section.
The community centre is on the corner of Arnold Janssen Drive and The Parkway.
Details: Constable Jodie Suters, 9680 5399.
Other police news:
Caught out by email scam
A Castle Hill man, 65, lost $40,000 in an email scam.
He told police he received an email in April telling him he had won $1million in a lottery.
He was told on the email he would have to pay administrations fees for the $1million to be transferred.
He continued making small payments that added to $40,000 before he reported the incident to police last week.
He was asked to lodge an application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Castle Hill crime manager detective inspector Gary Bailey said it’s very difficult to track offenders from such a fraud.
‘‘A scam like this is prolific all over the world and involves overseas criminals.’’ he said.
‘‘People are advised not to get involved with email scams.’’
Residents are advised not to divulge personal information or bank account details on email to unknown sources.
Designer dresses stolen
Police are looking for a female suspect after at least four Sass and Bide dresses, valued at $500, were reported stolen from Myer at Castle Towers on Saturday afternoon.
At about 4pm on Saturday police were called and, while reviewing security footage, saw a woman entering the fitting rooms with two dresses and exiting with nothing.
In the footage she returned to the fitting rooms with two more dresses, removed the tags and left the store.
The woman was described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, 1.65metres tall, aged 20-25, with long dark straight hair wearing a black jacket, black stockings and black shoes and carrying a brown handbag.
Police are asking witnesses with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Homes robbed of jewellery, cash
A large amount of money and jewellery was stolen from two residences this week.
Between 2pm on Friday and 7.30pm on Sunday a house on Oratava Avenue West Pennant Hills was broken into via a forced door lock.
And between 10.30pm on Tuesday and 5.30am on Wednesday a house on Telfer Road, Castle Hill was broken into and a safe was stolen.
Residents found a flyscreen had been removed and windows smashed.