Woman shocked as stranger walks into her home
UPDATE TUESDAY: A man walked into Jayme-Lee Bowser's West Gladstone house yesterday, and asked for "Big Red", before running back down the stairs, jumping the fence and running up the street.
She said he had no shoes, a grey singlet and dark board shorts. He walked in while Mrs Bowser was sitting on the couch.
"He just looked shocked that I was in the house," she said.
Mrs Bowser went downstairs and saw her cupboard doors were open and he had left his phone behind.
Gladstone Police, however, said there had been 'nothing to report' on the matter.
That hasn't given Mrs Bowser any reassurances though.
"I am on high alert now and need to take precautions," she said.
"When I am home in the middle of the day I'll have to lock my door now."
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Officer in charge of the Gladstone Police Senior Sergeant Jason Chetham said his property crime team did spend a lot of time investigating crimes where doors have been left unlocked.
"I want to stress the message that securing your property in Gladstone goes a long way to deterring offenders as many offences are still opportunistic in nature."
From the start of the year to March 25, Gladstone Police have had 38 reported burglaries, 26 that were stealing from a dwelling, 20 were entering with intent and 67 were stealing from vehicle offences.
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MONDAY: Jayme-Lee Bowser is on alert after a man walked into her West Gladstone home in shock and asked for 'Big Red' this morning.
Around 10am the unknown man with no shoes, a grey singlet and dark board shorts walked in through back door while Mrs Bowser was sitting on the couch.
"I asked him who he was and I couldn't get an answer out of him," she said.
"He just looked shocked that I was in the house and said 'Big Red?'."
The man ran down the back stairs, jumped a fence and ran up the street.
Mrs Bowser went downstairs and saw the cupboard doors were open and the man had left his phone.
"The Police have been called and I gave them his phone," she said.
"I am on high alert now and need to take precautions even when I am home in the middle of the day."
"If they find him we will charge him."