Special screws keep number plates secure
Tawa Community Patrol is teaming up with the police to help prevent the theft of number plates.
Michael Johnson, patrol coordinator, will join his enforcement counterparts at a community event this weekend and will be giving out tamper- resistant screws to people who want to take crime prevention into their own hands.
The new screws have an uncommon thread and will replace those attaching number plates to cars.
‘‘It’s all about preventing crime and what we’ve found is that people are keen for this,’’ Johnson said.
‘‘Information from the police is that this is becoming a more prominent offence and is ongoing. We’re being proactive. Hopefully this will deter people from taking plates off cars.’’
The community event has been scheduled for June 13, from 10am till 2pm, at Countdown Tawa.
Johnson said a $5 donation would be appreciated and that all proceeds would go towards a new car for the community patrol.
Michael Johnson, Tawa Community Patrol co-ordinator, is excited to help the community by fixing drivers’ number plates with tamper-proof screws.