Lock it or lose it, vehicles still a target in North Brisbane

Police are again urging residents to be vigilant with the security of their vehicles after several recent unlawful entries to motor vehicles in North Brisbane.

Opportunistic thieves are targeting cars left unlocked, parked in driveways, secured car parks, carports and on the road.

In many cases, victims have left valuable items in the car. Thieves are walking away with mobile phones, wallets, computers, work bags and tools. Police are increasing patrols in the area, but strongly urge all residents to remove valuables and lock up their cars at all times.

Simply parking your car in your driveway or garage is no deterrent. We need you to lock and secure your car at all times.


  • Remove temptation – always lock doors and close windows when your vehicle is unattended; and
  • NEVER leave valuables in your vehicle.

You can find a more in-depth tip sheet on vehicle security here.

You can find information on home security here.

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 24hrs per day.

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