90% of thefts from cars were due to vehicles being unlocked
LAST week about 90% of vehicles which had property stolen were unlocked.
Rockhampton police have issued a warning for residents to lock cars and not leave valuables in plan sight in vehicles via an online blog due to the theft issue.
The police blog said:
"It continues to baffle police why people have such an, 'It won't happen to me', or 'She'll be right mate', attitude toward their vehicles.
"It further baffles police why people become so enraged when opportunists offenders take advantage of their complacency towards their vehicle security. This offence could very easily be prevented/avoided/evaded if they had of removed the valuables and locked their vehicle.
"What baffles police even more is when people become repeat victims of the same offence and continue not to employ any security measures? You might as well place an advertisement in the paper or a sign out front of your house.
"Yes, it is unfortunately that gone are the days where you could leave your house unlocked and feel safe knowing all your property would be in tack when you returned. The simple truth is, these are not the times we now live in.
"Next time you leave your vehicle, ask yourself - should I remove my valuables and lock my car or should I become a victim?"