VEHICLE SAFETY

Vehicle break-ins are often opportunistic crimes. Even when your car is locked, it’s not impenetrable; take the time to secure it.
Follow these tips to decrease the chances of theft or damage to your car:

    •  Ensure the doors and boot are locked and secure.

    •  Close all windows and the sunroof.

    • When parking your car at night, use an area that is well lit.

    • Do not leave valuables in your car like your wallet, phone or tablet, even if it’s locked.

    • Spare keys or garage remotes should never be hidden in or on the car.

    • If you have a garage, use it rather than leave your car in the driveway or on the street.

    • Remove cheque books, credit cards, driver's licence and registration papers from the glove box.

    • Record serial numbers of valuables and details of your car such as make, model and engine number. 

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SUSPICIOUS BEHAVIOUR

Sometimes it can be confusing to know what to report and when to report it. Below is a list of examples of suspicious behaviours; if you see similar activities occurring, we recommend that you need to call and report it to Police.

     •   A person carrying property; such as electronic equipment, stereo, office equipment, or a locked bike, at an unusual time or location.

     •   Someone going door-to-door in an office building or residential area without the appropriate identification; or a vehicle cruising the streets repeatedly; this person may be looking for an opportunity to steal unattended property from unsecured offices or homes.

     •   Anyone forcing their way into a locked vehicle; especially at night.

     •   Transactions being held at a vehicle or a high volume of traffic going to and coming from a home on a daily basis.

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