Lock up or thieves will clean up this Easter

POLICE are again reminding residents to lock up over the Easter break.

This warning follows thefts from multiple vehicles along Pratten and Albion streets during the week.

Cars parked in the IGA carpark were also targeted during the spate.

Acting Senior Sergent Lisa Self said the crimes were simply of an opportunistic nature.

"People have been leaving their cars unlocked and creating opportunities for these criminals," she said.

"It's as simple as locking up."

Sgt Self also asked campers to lock up their valuables in a safe and secure place over the weekend.

"Try to keep someone at your camp if you can," she said.

Extra patrols will be on the roads over the holiday period after a disappointing start to the season.

"We had a disappointing weekend in regards to drink drivers with four intercepted and charged in the past week," she said.

A36-year-old local man blew a reading of .172 when intercepted on Dragon St at about 1am on Saturday.

Two other Warwick men, involved in separate incidents, were also found to be over the legal limit when intercepted along Glen Rd and Oak Ave last Thursday.

A 44-year-old woman also blew a reading of .113 on Wednesday afternoon when pulled over by police.

"We will be placing extra patrols on the Eight Mile and the highway over the busy season and will be enforcing everything," Sgt Self said.

Sgt Self also made special mention of seat belts.

"They have been compulsory since 1972 so there is no excuse," she said.



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