Car break-ins on the rise
THE NUMBER of vehicle break-ins across Hervey Bay has spiked over the past 10 days, police say.
This comes despite the continued efforts of officers to persuade people to lock their cars or risk being fined $40.
Senior Constable Brad Allen said the message just didn’t seem to be getting through.
“In 10 days there has been a sharp spike in stealing from unlocked vehicles, so police would urge people to take on police and government warnings to secure their vehicles and to not leave valuables in sight when leaving vehicles unattended.”
He said the busy Christmas period would mean more visitors to the Fraser Coast, which also brought with it greater opportunities for thieves.
Not only should we remember to secure our cars but homes had also been targeted, he said.
“We urge people to make sure their homes are secure over the Christmas period, as there is likely to be a rise in breaks with a large number of people coming to the Bay over the holiday period.”