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Owners urged to take responsibility for car security

LOCK UP: Police are once again urging residents to lock their cars.
LOCK UP: Police are once again urging residents to lock their cars. FILE

SOUTH Burnett Police are again reminding residents to make sure their cars and homes are properly secured after a spate of property thefts in the past weeks.

Kingaroy Acting Senior Sergeant Scott Prendergast said about 10 cars were broken into in the past seven days.

"In these cases every car was unlocked,” Snr Sgt Prendergast said.

Thieves are selecting easy targets, checking multiple cars until they find one that is unlocked at which point they steal whatever easily accessible, he said.

While hiding valuables like phones, wallets and jewellery in the glove box might reduce theft Snr Sgt Prendergast said there was a sure-fire way to prevent theft.

"Just lock your car,” he said.

Investigations into the thefts continue and police ask residents who spot something suspicious to call CrimeStoppers on 1300 333 000.

Topics:  police theft prevention

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