Car theft in spot­light


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THE City of Gos­nells have part­nered with the Na­tional Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Theft Re­duc­tion to min­imise the risk of car theft from home bur­glar­ies.

The City have launched Op­er­a­tion Bounce Back to high­light the im­por­tance of se­cur­ing car keys and homes and pro­mote the mes­sage ve­hi­cle safety be­gins at home.

As part of the pro­gram, they will have dis­plays at Thorn­lie Square shop­ping cen­tre on Tues­day July 11 and For­est Lakes Fo­rum on Tues­day Au­gust 8 be­tween 9am and noon.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Safe City and Can­ning Vale Po­lice will be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions from lo­cal res­i­dents and will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion kits and pro­mo­tional items.

The dis­plays in July and Au­gust will of­fer use­ful tips and ad­vice to keep keys and cars safe.

City of Gos­nells Mayor Ol­wen Searle said a ve­hi­cle was stolen in Aus­tralia ev­ery 10 min­utes and res­i­dents should keep car keys hid­den in their home to pre­vent ve­hi­cle theft.

“With ad­vances in ve­hi­cle se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy mak­ing it im­pos­si­ble to hot wire modern cars, of­fend­ers have moved to home bur­glar­ies to steal keys and then the ve­hi­cles,” she said.

“Last year more than half of all stolen ve­hi­cles were taken from a res­i­den­tial lo­ca­tion. It’s now up to in­di­vid­u­als to outsmart po­ten­tial thieves.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit or con­tact the City of Gos­nells on 9397 3000.

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