Car break and enters on the rise

February 7, 2023 6:57 am in by
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Police say a number of vehicles have been broken into over the weekend across Bundaberg.

Offenders have unlawfully entered the cars and stolen valuables from inside.

Officers say most of the cars were left unlocked with property in plain sight.

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Almost 290 vehicles had items stolen from them in the Bundaberg area during 2022 with offences peaking in October.

Police recommend following these tips to reduce the risk of being targeted.

  • Always lock your vehicle, including the boot and toolboxes and remember to fully close all windows
  • Remove keys from the ignition and lock your vehicle if your vehicle is parked or unattended, even if it’s only for a minute
  • Remove all valuables and personal items when leaving your car unattended, or ensure they are out of sight