Operation Lock It finds 600 vehicles identified as high risk

Brisbane Water Police have amped up their attempts to curb thefts involving motor vehicles in their district using some good old fashioned leg power.

Officers from the Northern High Visibility Unit, Crime Prevention Unit and the Police and Transport Command, took to the streets on Tuesday, March 17, to conduct Operation Lock It, following a high number of steal from and stolen motor vehicle offences being reported around Gosford, Narara, Erina, Avoca and Wamberal.
The high visibility operation saw officers distribute thousands of crime prevention vehicle safety brochures in target areas, while more than 600 vehicles were identified as high risk due to being left unlocked, or having valuables left in clear sight within the vehicle.
Brisbane Water Crime Co-Ordinator, Detective Acting Sergeant Rowena Thompson, said this is a timely reminder for all Central Coast locals to ‘lock it’ and keep their property safe.
“Stealing from a car is usually a crime of opportunity, so leaving your valuables in view can invite unwanted attention.
“Always try to park in a well lit or populated area, and always lock your doors and windows when out of your car,” Act Sgt Thompson said.

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