Police warning: don't be a victim of theft

A SPATE of break-ins across the Rose City in past days has prompted police to warn residents and business owners to stay savvy to avoid becoming a victim.

The latest incident saw thieves try to steal two vehicles from an Albion St business overnight on Monday.

Fortunately they were unsuccessful and nothing was stolen.

Warwick Police Officer in Charge Stewart Day said it was important for people to secure their items.

"Business owners need to ensure their vehicles and premises are secure," Senior Sergeant Day said.

"The thieves have been targeting spare parts as well, such as UHF radios, antennas and spotlights.

"(Owners) need to lock the cars and put them inside a locked shed if possible, not leave them out in the open."

Snr Sgt Day said this was not a one-off and there had been quite a few thefts from unsecured vehicles of both business owners and private residents.

He urged people it was simply a matter of "lock it, or lose it".

"People are not heeding our warnings about locking cars," he said.

"Car break-ins are usually a crime of opportunity, they walk around testing if cars are unlocked.

"If they are locked, good chance they will just keep walking."  

Investigations into the crimes are ongoing and anyone with information can phone Warwick Police on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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