A police investigation in the nation’s capital Canberra has revealed goods are being stolen after being listed on the internet for sale, according to the Age.
Detective Sergeant Dave Harrison, from the Territory Investigations Group, says providing details other than a phone number effectively tells thieves where particular goods are housed.
“Thieves can click on a website and find a particular vehicle they like and then pinpoint exactly the location where they can find it,” he said in a statement.
A number of trail bikes have been stolen from Canberra garages in recent weeks after sellers listed their home address online.
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