ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans not to leave valuables in their cars after a spate of vehicle break-ins at car parks in Lyneham in the past month.
During the past five weeks the Hockey Centre car park has had up to 40 vehicle break-ins. Seven vehicles were broken into at the Netball Centre car park last night (Tuesday, 19 July).
Acting Superintendent Peter Davis said that the break-ins are opportunistic with members of the public leaving their valuables in plain view.
“Unfortunately most of these thefts are due to poor security practices, most of the vehicles hit have valuable items left in plain view. The offenders are targeting property such as wallets, cash and sporting equipment so we urge people to take these items with them when the leave the vehicle.”
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There were also a number car break-ins Southside between 2am and 7am this morning (Wednesday, 20 July).
The cars, parked in McLuckie Crescent and Wiburd Street in Banks, had their windows smashed and locks damaged. Although a number of glove boxes were searched by the offenders, no items were reported stolen.
Police are investigating the vehicle break-ins and ask anyone with any information or who has seen suspicious people in the car park to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.