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Police Urge Locals to Lock Your Cars

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South Australian Police are issuing a warning to car owners to lock up your vehicles and not to leave valuables in sight, following a recent increase in thefts from cars.

Incidents have occurred across all days of the week and at all times of the day and night.

Items targeted include: cash, credit cards, bags, driver's licences, wallets and vehicle registration plates.

  • Drivers please ensure you follow the below Crime Prevention tips:
  • Close your vehicle windows
  • Conceal valuables (do this before you park as you may be watched)
  • Remove all valuables from your vehicle if you can’t conceal them (including roller door remote controls)
  • Remove any documents which may identify the home addresses and details of the owners
  • Lock your vehicle doors and do not leave spare keys hidden in or on your vehicle
  • Park in well-lit and highly visible areas
  • Park your vehicle off the road and if possible, in a locked garage
  • Do not place your name, address or registration number on your key-tag
  • Carry your keys with you. DO NOT leave them at home when you go out.
  • Replace your number plate screws with non-reversible screws to help prevent having your number plate stole. 

Click here for crime prevention information.