Lock-up your vehicles: police

Police are trying to educate people about locking their vehicles because thieves are walking down streets trying to find open door handles.
Police are trying to educate people about locking their vehicles because thieves are walking down streets trying to find open door handles.

Fairfield City Crime Coordinator Senior Sergeant Brett Grenfell has issued another plea for motorists to lock their vehicles

"Thieves are targeting residential streets and simply walk along a street trying door handles until they find one unlocked," he said.

"We must make it harder than that for thieves to steal our possessions."

He said offences are generally occurring with vehicles parked on driveways or residential streets with most offences occurring after 6pm.

Safety tips: 

  • Lock your car whenever you are walking away from your vehicle.
  • Always fully close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your car unattended.
  • Don't leave expensive items such as a wallet, handbags, iPads, money or mobile phones on a seat visible from outside your vehicle.
  • If parking your vehicle on the street at night, park it in a well-lit area.