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Tuggeranong car break-ins

By johnboy - 8 September 2011 5

ACT Policing is urging motorists to remove valuables from their cars after an increase in car break-ins in Tuggeranong.

In the past fortnight (August 23 to September 7) there have been 15 car break-ins in a number of suburbs in Tuggeranong. Of the 15, five were trades-people’s cars and involved the theft of equipment and tools totaling more than $17,000.

ACT Policing is encouraging drivers to remove valuables from their cars, including store tools, equipment, iPads etc. to ensure they are secure and not in sight.

Officer-in-Charge of Tuggeranong Police Station, Sergeant Rod Anderson said that police believe the most recent thefts are opportunistic.

“The cars which have been broken into are parked outside of homes, not secured in garages, and items are clearly visible for anyone to see. These incidents are concerning to us as the items stolen in this case directly affect people’s livelihood,” he said.

“If you own a car, please ensure your valuables are removed and your car is secure. I would also like to ask the community to be on the look out for anyone offering tools and equipment for sale at cheap prices to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” Sergeant Anderson said.

Items stolen include generators, power tools, laser levels and battery kits.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Tuggeranong car break-ins
DUB 12:51 pm 09 Sep 11

The sad reality is, based on MY own experience, and of close friends- thieves still break in, causing 100s of dollars in damages to vehicle, yet there is nothing for them to take.
Cops don’t come out to take fingerprints, however, I think it is wrong, as more likely, prints would belong to someone well known to a police.

Spideydog 9:29 am 09 Sep 11

alaninoz said :

We should be able to safely leave our doors unlocked and our possessions lying about wherever we like without fear of some scumbag stealing our stuff. Read RA, or your media of choice, though – that’s not the world we live in. Encouraging people to take reasonable precautions sounds to me to be justified.

+1.

alaninoz 7:14 am 09 Sep 11

screaming banshee said :

So it’s the fault of people who park their cars outside their house, and not in their garage that may or may not be large enough or existant enough to hide away our worldly possessions from the scum of the earth.

No, it’s not the victims’ fault and, by my reading, Sergeant Anderson isn’t saying that it is.

We should be able to safely leave our doors unlocked and our possessions lying about wherever we like without fear of some scumbag stealing our stuff. Read RA, or your media of choice, though – that’s not the world we live in. Encouraging people to take reasonable precautions sounds to me to be justified.

screaming banshee 10:28 pm 08 Sep 11

So it’s the fault of people who park their cars outside their house, and not in their garage that may or may not be large enough or existant enough to hide away our worldly possessions from the scum of the earth.

MrsD1ngo 10:53 am 08 Sep 11

A couple of years ago had my car broken into opposite the Tuggers Southern Cross Club and they didn’t even want my homemade tape of Duran Duran greatest hits.

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