VALUABLES IN VIEW: Handbags could be seen in 12 vehicles police volunteers checked this week.
VALUABLES IN VIEW: Handbags could be seen in 12 vehicles police volunteers checked this week. Warren Lynam

Number plates among booty taken from cars

IF YOU think locking your car is going to keep your personal items inside safe, think again.

Bundaberg police are reminding drivers to lock up and keep items hidden from the view of opportunistic thieves in the region.

The warning comes after Bundaberg Patrol Group Volunteers in Policing were out in force this week conducting the Lock It or Lose It campaign in a retail carpark.

Senior Constable Danielle Loftus said although 103 drivers left their cars secured and locked, VIPs needed to leave reminders about items that might tempt an opportunistic thief.

"These items included 12 handbags in full view, four personal documents with identifying details, two windows partially down, two cars with loose change in view and one phone in view,” Snr Const Loftus said.

Now, she said, was a good time to take the steps to keep your car safe, with police investigating four thefts at Bargara, Apple Tree Creek , Bundaberg North and Avoca where items including an iPad and number plates had been stolen from cars.

Police are investigating the following thefts from vehicles this month:

Holland St, Bargara: Between 5pm and 11.15pm on February 2, personal accessories and cash were stolen.

Apple Tree Creek: Between 4pm and 4.05pm on February 3, an Apple iPad was stolen from a bus.

Cameron St, Bundaberg North: 2.30pm on February 6, a wallet was stolen.

Takalvan St, Avoca: Between 5.30pm on February 6 and 8am on February 7, front and rear Queensland registration plates 146-KXW were stolen.

To report theft or stealing from a motor vehicle, phone Policelink on 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000 or online at crimestoppersqld.com.au.



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