Having her home and family farm robbed late last year when her teens were home alone has left Angela Groeneveld's family looking for solutions to the growing problem of rural crime.

The family has made big changes to security on their rural property and have a new camera/video security system along with a very big dog.

"You got tested, it is like having a fire at your house and you make sure your escape system works," said Groeneveld. "When you have a predator come into your home and your teenagers are afraid like that."

She adds we they have turned the experience into a positive one that they got through.

"We are equipped, lessons learned on how we can do it better. We've stepped up security."

They have plans in place for the teens to leave the house and other buildings if thieves come onto the property again.

"We turned it around into a lesson learned to try to give security to the children so if they are left alone they are feeling a bit safe.

Groeneveld said changes need to be made to keep people in rural areas safe from thieves.

"Number one priority is a big budget handed workforce for the police, that would be really big for me. And second would be deeper consequences to these criminals, lets scare them a little bit that there are really consequences to it."

 

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