Sunshine Coast District Police are reminding vehicle owners to secure their vehicles after recent thefts from cars.
Leaving items of value in your vehicle makes it an attractive target to offenders.
Anything from loose change to laptops are stolen from vehicles.
We are lucky that we live in a region where we have beautiful surroundings including beaches, waterways, parks and mountains which contributes to a very relaxed lifestyle, says Sunshine Coast District Officer Superintendent Darryl Johnson.
We have a small percentage of our community who target those who believe that this relaxed lifestyle means they don't need to take responsibility for securing their possessions, whether it be their home, their vehicle or their valuables.
Lets not make the criminals life easy.
I want everyone in our community to take responsibility to ensure they are doing everything to make their possessions safe.
Together, we can make a difference.
The best way to avoid being targeted is to remove anything of value from the car.
If that is not possible then ensure the items are well hidden and the vehicle is locked.
Lock your car even if you don’t think you will be away from it for long or if it is parked at home.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.