Police have revealed that they are cracking down on youth related crime following a spike in anti-social behaviour in the Robina and Varsity Lakes areas.
Senior Sergeant Andrew Frick, Officer in charge of Robina police station said police were working with schools, businesses and the local council in an effort to tackle youth crime.
“We’ve had a few reports of youths congregating in parklands engaging in anti-social behaviour and we want the community and offenders to know that this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.” Senior Sergeant Frick said.
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Robina police and the Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols have saturated the parklands, streets and shops of Varsity Lakes and are actively targeting people congregating in police identified hot-spots.
“Youth crime is not just a problem for police, it’s a community issue that’s why we work together with other government agencies, the local community, parents and educators to help tackle this issue.” Senior Sergeant Frick said.
“As police one of our core functions is to ensure the safety of the community. Any disruption to that safety will not be tolerated.
The community is being encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour or criminal activity in the area to police or Crime Stoppers.