Is your car safe? Police warning

car safe

BY removing valuable items from display and locking your vehicle, you significantly reduce the likelihood of being a victim of crime.

Wollongong police are warning residents to be vigilant after a spate of thefts from vehicles in the north in recent months.

Police warn that most thieves break into cars because they see something they want inside. Thieves will break windows and damage locks in a matter of seconds in order to steal your valuables.

  • Close all windows and lock all doors.
  • Never leave valuable items in view; remove GPS, cradle, phones, iPods, laptops, CD’s, money, sunglasses, bags, clothes, sporting equipment to name a few.
  • Don’t place items in your boot, console or under your front seat; you never know who is watching. lf it’s valuable, take it with you.
  • Don’t leave loose change within view; thieves will do hundreds of dollars worth of damage to steal small amounts of money.
  • Power cables from cigarette lighter sockets are signs of a valuable item probably hidden in the vehicle. Remove these from view.


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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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