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SA Police Remind Locals of Beach Thefts

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South Australian Police are urging locals to remain vigilant with their valuables, while hitting the beach during the warmer weather.

Police advise, keeping a watchful eye on belongings and ensuring your vehicle is locked and secure at all times.

Police suggest the following:

*Minimise what valuables you take to the beach and attach your keys to a large chain to reduce the chance of losing them in the sand.

*If possible, lock valuables in the boot of your car, but don’t leave items in plain sight.

*If you go for a walk or a swim, take your valuables with you.

*Concealing items of value in shoes and towels isn’t safe; thieves could be watching you hide them, and they know where to look anyway.


Examples of suspicious behaviour include:

*Stopping to rummage through someone else’s property

*Walking back to check out belongings

*Taking something and walking off

*Not dressed for the beach, watchful, looking around; they just don’t seem to fit in.


Police remind locals to report anyone acting suspiciously or stealing items on the beach immediately on 131 444.

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