The Darling Downs District – Toowoomba Crime Prevention Unit would like to remind residents of the importance of securing and removing property in their vehicles.
It can be tempting for motorists to leave vehicles unsecured even for short periods of time. Vehicles that have been locked but have property visible have been targeted by opportunistic offenders.
“Police have identified a trend in property being left visible in vehicles,” said District Crime Prevention Coordinator, Sergeant Scott McGrath. “An offender will usually act on easy or tempting opportunities, and when the risk of being caught is low.
“One of the easiest forms of security is simply to lock and remove items of property from your vehicle. This should apply regardless of whether the vehicle is parked on streets, in carparks, or at home. Most offenders are usually looking for cash, handbags, wallets or small valuable items such as jewellery, DVD players, mobile phones, laptops, MP3 players and other electrical items.”
Police and Volunteers in Policing will be conducting security audits of vehicles in many areas of Toowoomba in the coming weeks to raise awareness and remind motorists to ‘Remove It’!
For more information about property security, go to: www.police.qld.gov.au and follow the links to crime prevention.
Issued by Toowoomba Crime Prevention Unit
Phone – 07 4631 6 733