OPINION: stop opportunists and lock your car

IT SEEMS like a pretty simple thing to do - lock your car.

Yet Bundaberg police are still finding that a lot of vehicles that are being broken into and items stolen from, aren't locked in the first place.

You may as well have a sign on the car window that says "I'm unlocked, come and have a look inside".

I realise that cars get broken into when they are locked also.

We were at the movies quite a few years ago and when we returned the driver's window had been smashed in and they had taken our stereo.

Well, they thought they had taken our stereo.

What they took was the faceplate, and not the actual stereo, which meant it was useless to them.

And it was a right pain in the proverbial to organise a replacement window, insurance to cover the theft and so on.

I suppose all anyone can do is take precautions.

Don't leave valuables in your car, and always, always lock it.

Unfortunately, if they really want something or are desperate enough, they find a way to get in.



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