ACT Policing is appealing to car owners to remove all valuables from their cars of an evening after a recent spate of thefts in Canberra’s south.
Between Thursday, May 10 and Sunday, May 13, eleven cars were broken into from a number of suburbs in the Tuggeranong area, including Isabella Plains, Kambah, Monash, Chisholm, Fadden, Gordon and Richardson.
The break-ins occurred overnight with most car windows being smashed and items of value stolen, such as GPS, iPods, cash and wallets. Some of the cars have had their steering column removed and wires have been found loose in an attempt by offenders to steal the car.
Officer-In-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Daryl Neit, asks for car owners to remove all valuables from their cars when they get home of an evening.
“If people remove their valuables from their cars of an evening, their car is less likely to become a target for thieves. Most crimes are ones of opportunity,” said Sergeant Neit.
“I would urge anyone who sees or hears suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to call police on 131-444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
People can also provide information via the Crime Stoppers website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.