Lock it or Lose it – Is your vehicle secure?
Officers are encouraging motorists to ensure they secure their vehicles in an effort to prevent opportunistic property crime and car thefts in Redcliffe Division and surrounding suburbs.
The Lock it or Lose it campaign aims to educate and remind members of the community and visitors to secure their homes and lock their vehicles and remove any valuables before leaving their car unattended.
Sergeant Aaron Firth from Redcliffe Police Station said that items such as tools, wallets and electronic devices are a target for opportunistic offenders.
“The campaign aims at educating people to not leave valuable items in the car if they are leaving it unattended, or at least keep the items out of sight to discourage property theft.” Sergeant Firth said.
Police continue to discover vehicles that have been left unattended with windows down, keys in the ignition, spare car keys in the vehicle and valuables in plain view.
‘Lock-it or Lose-it messages’ left by police on vehicle windshields will serve as a reminder to motorists that many crimes against property are the result of a criminal making use of an opportunity.
Sergeant Aaron Firth said that in recent reports, offences have indicated a trend in homes being targeted to access keys for vehicles parked in garages or front driveways even when occupants have been present.
“It is therefore very important that vehicle keys are secured in the home. Vehicles and garages should be locked when not in use.” Sergeant Firth said.
For more details on crime prevention security tips.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.