Car theft in spotlight
SECURITY EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
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 www.carsafe.com.au or contact the City of Gosnells on 9397 3000.