Former Australian NBA participant Andrew Bogut has echoed media character Bec Judd’s fears over rampant crime within the prosperous Melbourne council space of Bayside.
Mr Bogut stated residents had been “sitting geese in their very own houses” whereas taking to Twitter to precise his frustrations over the weekend.
He stated one Bayside road the place his members of the family lived had been hit six occasions in the previous couple of months with dwelling invasions.
“One outdated fella had a gun pulled on him lately,” he stated.
“The police who attended my households dwelling stated that is fairly frequent in space.
“When requested what that would do to take extra warning the officer stated ‘purchase a canine’.
“How a lot is sufficient? Will it take a homicide to place these scumbags away for an prolonged interval?”
The Bayside council space contains the Melbourne suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Brighton East, Hampton, Hampton East, Sandringham, and components of Cheltenham and Highett.
Mr Bogut had began his Twitter thread by reminding individuals in regards to the time Ms Judd “bought smashed” for talking out about crime within the space and criticising the Victorian Authorities.
In Could final 12 months, Ms Judd, who lives in Brighton with former AFL star Chris Judd and their 4 kids, stated she felt “unsafe” in her own residence after a spate of “rapes, bashings and residential invasions”.
“I personally know 2 ladies who’ve skilled dwelling invasions in Brighton in the previous couple of weeks whereas they had been at dwelling,” Ms Judd wrote on Instagram.
She stated the state authorities “don’t appear to care”.
Premier Daniel Andrews hit again, saying the information “advised a special story” to the image being painted of the suburb.
Nonetheless, police knowledge launched months later for the 12 months to June 2022 revealed aggravated burglaries had elevated in Brighton.
There have been 120 residential aggravated burglaries recorded, in comparison with 88 the 12 months earlier than.
A Victoria Police spokesman stated Bayside was nonetheless an overwhelmingly secure place to reside, rating twenty fourth when it got here burglaries by council space.
He stated the rise in aggravated burglaries was per statewide tendencies.
Ms Judd copped backlash for complaining about security within the prosperous suburb, the place she purchased a $7.3 million mansion in 2019 after which started renovations.
Mr Bogut bought his Beaumaris property, listed between $11 million and $12 million, for an undisclosed quantity in 2021.
He purchased the property for $4.7 million in 2015 after which adjoining land to construct his dream dwelling however had a long-running battle with council over the plans.
The plans had been permitted by VCAT however the former Aussie Boomer advised the Herald Solar the principle cause he was promoting the property was privateness issues as his tackle was made public.