Residents warned to lock cars
OFFICER in Charge of the Whitsunday Police Station, Acting Senior Sergeant Brad Teys, is warning local residents to lock up their cars.
The warning comes after a number of thefts from vehicles in recent weeks.
Some time after 5.30am on April 1, there was an attempted theft of a motorcycle from the car park at Shute Harbour.
Act Snr Sgt Teys said an unknown person or people tried to force the ignition on the motorcycle. He said a 2005 white Holden Commodore was seen in the area at the time and police were making enquiries about that.
Between 9pm on April 3 and 7am on April 4 a soft-top Jeep Wrangler was broken into on Shute Harbour Road at Cannonvale. Property belonging to the Jeep’s 23-year-old owner was stolen.
“There’s been a few steal from vehicle offences so we would ask people to be vigilant in locking or securing their vehicles and also securing all valuables,” Act Snr Sgt Teys said.