Mandurah businesses lend a helping hand after burglary

Coodanup resident, Jeff Wood, who is 82 years old, used to be concerned for his safety following a violent break in, but the support of several Mandurah security businesses has made a huge difference to his well-being.

After hearing Mr Wood's terrifying story, Lockdown Security Mandurah, Betta Shade Mandurah and Armsec Security WA took it upon themselves to help secure his home.

Lockdown Security Mandurah owner Todd Jenkins said he felt he had to do something after seeing the burglary in the news.

"When Jeff was interrogated he was made to feel belittled and in my way of thinking that is the lowest form of crime against our elderly," he said.

"When we heard this news we felt sick to the stomach like most of us would in the community today.

"Our staff ended up deciding to organise some security for him for free."

In an effort to make Jeff Wood feel safe in his own home the Mandurah security companies installed CCTV, an alarm system and roller shutters. Photo: Supplied.

In an effort to make Jeff Wood feel safe in his own home the Mandurah security companies installed CCTV, an alarm system and roller shutters. Photo: Supplied.

To make Mr Wood feel as safe as possible the security companies installed CCTV, an alarm system and roller shutters free of charge.

Betta Shade owner Daniel Tunbridge, who installed free roller shutters, said Mr Wood's reaction was worth the work.

"All of us businesses felt like we needed to put this package together for Jeff after hearing about the burglary," he said.

"When we told him we were installing the security systems he actually had a tear in his eye."

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Mr Jenkins said he hoped his good deed would push other locals to look after the elderly within the Peel community.

"We should be looking after these people not terrorising them," he said.

"We need to support these people and hopefully Jeff won't have any more problems in the future."