Police program bounces back

OPERATION Bounce Back, an initiative aimed at preventing vehicle theft and theft from vehicles across the Ipswich Police District, will restart this week.

The operation is a joint initiative between the Queensland Police Service, Ipswich City Council and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council.

Ipswich District Crime Prevention Unit officer in charge Sergeant Nadine Webster said Operation Bounce Back was both a proactive and a reactive approach.

"The operation will provide a number of eligible residents with free car engine immobilisers, with installation," she said.

"People who have had a vehicle stolen, or owners of registered vehicles that are considered to be at high risk of being stolen may be eligible."

Static crime prevention displays will be held from 9am to noon at the following locations:

  • Riverlink Shopping Centre, this Thursday.
  • St Ives Shopping Centre, November 9.
  • Yamanto Shopping Centre, November 23.
  • Booval Fair Shopping Centre, December 7.

Anyone with information which could assist police with regards to the unlawful entry or theft of motor vehicles should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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