Residents told to lock cars after Springfield break-ins

LOCK your cars.

That's the message from Springfield Police after a spate of vehicle break-ins.

Springfield Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant James Bromley said the station had received a number of recent reports of vehicle thefts and break-ins.

"We have had a recent increase in theft from and of vehicles and we are asking residents in the Springfield and Springfield Lakes areas to assist police with vehicle security and reduce the risk of theft," he said.

"Opportunistic thieves often enter through unlocked doors while people are at home or in their backyard, stealing car keys and wallets that have been left at the entrance.

"Secure your home and remove valuables from easy to reach areas."

Sgt Bromley said Springfield residents remember to lock their vehicles and remove valuables to minimise the risk of theft.

Police have urged residents to follow the following instructions to reduce the risk of being targeted by opportunistic thieves:

  • Removing and securing your keys away from the entrance of your home, and out of view;
  • Not leaving your keys in the ignition of your car;
  • Parking your vehicle in your driveway or garage rather than on the street where possible.
  • Locking and securing your vehicle, using a steering lock or immobiliser;
  • Not leaving valuable, including CDs, mobile phones, GPS devices, or wallets in your car, or where thieves can see them.

Topics:  springfield, vehicle break-ins




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