Search:



Audit identifies vehicles vulnerable to thieves

Posted: 9am 09 Jun 2021

Police are appealing to motorists to remove valuables from their cars after an audit at Pine Rivers Railway Station identified more than 100 vehicles that would appeal to opportunistic thieves.

The audit, conducted by police from the Moreton Crime Prevention Unit on Tuesday, found garage remote controls, bags, gift cards, parcels and money left in cars by commuters parked at the train station.

Sen-Constable Jo Arthur is urging motorists to take valuables with them when they leave their cars unattended and says police left notices on the vulnerable vehicles to remind owners of the risks.

“Police inspected over 100 vehicles and were astounded as to what they saw,” Sen-Constable Arthur says.

Avoid being a target

Keys, tools and personal documents – including a driver’s licence – were also seen by police conducting the audit.

“Leaving your valuables in your car increases your chances of being a target – please do not leave valuables in your vehicle for all to see,” she says.

“Definitely do not leave your garage remote in your car, especially when it is accompanied with your mail, providing your address to opportunistic thieves.”

Sen-Constable Arthur also recommends not leaving garage remote controls in ungaraged cars parked at the front of homes.

“Ensure your vehicles are locked and remove all valuables to avoid becoming a victim of crime,” she says.

Read more local news here.

Share

Trending

Fishers land $300,000 cash boost

Fish stocks and habitats in the Pumicestone Passage and Deception Bay waterways have been given a $300,000 boost by the Federal Government.…

11 major projects in 10 months

Moreton Bay Regional Council has scores of building projects it’s scheduled to complete this financial year. Here are 11, from all corners of the region, for everyone from children and families to sports clubs and motorists.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   18-6-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Top six projects in pipeline for our region

With our region set to overtake the population of Tasmania in less than two decades, Moreton Bay Regional Council is investing big bucks today on critical infrastructure. Here's the top six:…

Local News   •   18-6-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Council Budget: What you need to know

Moreton Bay Regional Council has just handed down its 2021-22 Budget. Here’s what you need to know about infrastructure spending, capital works and rates.…

Local News   •   18-6-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Council Budget: Divisions 1-4 highlights

We take a look at what the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s record $245 million 2021-22 Budget has to offer for residents of Divisions 1-4. …

Local News   •   18-6-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Council Budget: Divisions 5-8 highlights

We take a look at what the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s record $245 million 2021-22 Budget has to offer for residents of Divisions 5-8. …

Local News   •   18-6-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Council Budget: Division 9-12 highlights

We take a look at what the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s record $245 million 2021-22 Budget has to offer for residents of Divisions 9-12. …

Local News   •   17-6-2021  •   Kylie Knight

School holiday activities return

Moreton Bay Regional Council's holiday program is back from June 18 to July 11, with a range of favourites returning and new activities for children and young people aged 3-17 years.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close