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Turning screws on rego plate theft

Posted: 1pm 06 Aug 2020

Police in the Moreton District will be offering motorists free anti-theft number plate screws tomorrow, August 7, at the end of a week which has seen a rise in rego crime.

While property crime has been lower across the Moreton Police District in recent months, in the first four days of August eight registration offences have been reported.

They were at Baphal Cres, Narangba; Pumicestone Rd, Caboolture; Facer Rd, Burpengary; Rarity St, Caboolture; Burpengary Plaza; Busoni Cres, Burpengary; Spinnaker Drive, Sandstone Point and Fisher Drive at Redcliffe.

How you can help

Moreton District Crime Prevention Co-ordinator Senior Constable Jo Arthur is urging motorists to help prevent this type of crime.

“You can assist by attending your police station and obtaining free anti-theft number plate screws, which make it difficult for offenders to remove your registration plates,” Sen-Constable Arthur says.

“Your stolen plates are likely to be used on stolen or unregistered vehicles to commit further crimes.”

Where you can get screws

Police and volunteers from Crime Stoppers will be at Caboolture Police Station, 152 King St, on Friday August 7 and Friday August 21, from 9.30am-1.30pm, handing out free anti-theft number plate screws to community members.

“These days have been popular, but we still need your help,” Sen Constable Arthur says.

Other police stations in the district with stocks of anti-theft number plate screws include Bribie Island and Burpengary.

More screws will be at Woodford, Kilcoy, Redcliffe and Deception Bay stations in the coming week.

Residents can also help investigators by registering their house or business CCTV cameras through the CCTV Community Camera Alliance. Check it out here.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24 hours a day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting

Information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppers.qld.gov.au 24 hours a day.

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Photo credit: State of Queensland (Queensland Police Service) 2020

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