Warning on theft from cars

Brisbane Water Police have issued a warning to Peninsula residents to lock their cars with theft from motor vehicles a common occurrence in the area.

Police said stealing from cars is often an opportunistic crime with thieves checking for unlocked car doors and windows, as well as looking inside vehicles for valuables left in clear sight.

Having your personal items stolen from your car is inconvenient, distressing and can be expensive.

Police say you can prevent yourself, family, friends and colleagues from becoming the next crime statistic by taking some simple Crime Prevention actions.

These include always locking your vehicle, day or night and regardless of whether parked in your driveway, carport or public place.

Always remove or hide valuables from sight – don’t leave your wallet, keys, phones and valuable electrical items on seats and in the middle consoles.

If you see someone acting suspiciously contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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