VALU­ABLES IN CARS EASY TAR­GET

Weekend Courier - - Street Watch -

Po­lice are look­ing for the woman pic­tured on the right to as­sist with in­quiries into a steal­ing mat­ter in Kwinana on De­cem­ber 2 and 3. If you have any in­for­ma­tion con­tact Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. VALU­ABLES in your car are easy tar­gets for thieves, es­pe­cially in de­serted carparks. So it would be help­ful to: Try park­ing your car in well-lit ar­eas; En­sur­ing your ve­hi­cle is al­ways locked; Clos­ing all win­dows – even when you’re at the petrol sta­tion; Re­mov­ing any de­tach­able items, such as GPS or your car stereo; Hav­ing your keys in your hand be­fore you get to your car – be aware of your sur­round­ings. Thieves also tar­get PayPass or PayWave cards. Their con­ve­nience means that mul­ti­ple pur­chases can be made be­fore you re­alise you’ve been robbed. If you leave any of the fol­low­ing items vis­i­ble in your car you are in­creas­ing the risk of your ve­hi­cle be­ing tar­geted by an of­fender: Me­dia play­ers, back­packs , lap­tops and tablets, cash, hand­bags and wal­lets, keys, garage re­motes, credit and debit cards and mo­bile phones.

KWINANA

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