A timely reminder to Be vigilant and lock up: Queensland Police

Police are urging all residents to be vigilant with the security of their property.

Insecure vehicles parked in residents’ driveways and out the front of properties present prime opportunities for thieves to strike.

Securing your vehicle increases the effort and risk for opportunist thieves whose main technique is to try doors on multiple vehicles in large parking areas such as at shopping centres, on residential streets and at transport locations like railway stations.

Thieves look for quick and easy entry that doesn’t raise attention, knowing eventually they will find a vehicle with an unlocked door or a window left down.

It is possible to achieve crime reduction if we adopt preventative measures as a community to stop offences from happening in the first place.

Locking your vehicle is the first line of defence in preventing vehicle crime.

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.

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