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Vehicle watch, Wednesday May 17

We are back and the news isn’t that good.

April saw a total of 59 vehicles stolen from Gordonvale to the Northern Beaches. May hasn’t started very well either with 32 cars already stolen this month to date.

Some examples of break-ins this month include:

  • Suburbs targeted include: Edge Hill, Cairns North, Trinity Park, Trinity Beach, Smithfield, Palm Cove, Redlynch, Edmonton, Mt Sheridan, Wrights Creek, White Rock, Bentley Park, Bayview Heights, Woree,  Earlville, Bungalow, Parramatta Park, Manunda, Manoora, Mooroobool, Gordonvale, Yarrabah and Kanimbla.
  • Two businesses had vehicles stolen after entry forcibly gained to the premises
  • Five vehicles were stolen after forced entry was gained to homes
  • One vehicle was stolen after keys were left on an outside patio table
  • One vehicle was stolen after a ladder was used to access an upper level window
  • Nineteen vehicles were stolen as a result of homes not being locked, and car keys located on kitchen benches, handbags, tables or drawers.
  • Four homes had two of the family cars stolen at the same time.

Sometimes it feels like mission impossible when we go through our stolen vehicle lists. Whilst this video highlights an extreme scenario, many of us get swept up in our busy lives and don’t take extra precautions to secure our homes, vehicles and valuables.

Please take the time to watch the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council video HERE 

Thieves continue to target:

  • Valuables left in vehicles;
  • Unlocked homes and vehicles;
  • Car keys, wallets, cash and mobile phones left in plain view; and
  • Your family car/s, so please secure your valuables.

Whilst everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home and expect their hard earned valuables are there the next morning, unfortunately this is not necessarily so.

Offenders are going to great lengths to target homes and vehicles and continue to.

Hiding car keys and valuables such as handbags, phones and wallets will make it difficult for offenders to steal your vehicle and other property.

Please lock and secure your homes, vehicles and valuables.

Police need your help to locate a number of vehicles stolen in the Far North.

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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