Don’t drop the ball, remove your property

South Brisbane District recently launched a three-part crime prevention video series featuring local resident Wally Lewis to help reduce motor vehicle offences in the community, Queensland Police say.

The first instalment focused on basic vehicle security methods as an effective measure to help prevent thefts from vehicles.

The second instalment focuses on removing property to reduce thieves’ interest in gaining access to your vehicle.

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South Brisbane District Crime Prevention Coordinator Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Hebblethwaite wants everyone to get into the habit of removing property before leaving their vehicle unattended.

“Property left visible inside vehicles can act as a magnet for attracting opportunistic thieves so we recommend property be removed from the vehicle or if unable to, be placed out of sight in the boot, glove box or under seats,” Acting Senior Sergeant Hebblethwaite said.

“We also recommend essential items such as phones, keys and wallets/handbags, never be left in vehicles as they are commonly items stolen and can cause the most inconvenience for victims to replace.”

An item you might not deem valuable, such as an inexpensive pair of sunglasses, may not seem that to a thief who could cause damage to your vehicle trying to steal it. In some cases the damage caused to the vehicle is more expensive to repair than that of the item stolen.

Help us reduce vehicle crime. Don’t drop the ball. Remove your property.

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