Despite police warnings, some Highlanders are still not securing their vehicles before leaving them and are falling victim to theft.
Unknown offender/s have targeted vehicles in the Highlands by testing for unlocked doors on parked vehicles to allow them to access to rummage for valuable items.
Between 5.30pm on May 23 and 9.30am on May 24, items were stolen from six unlocked vehicles in Bowral and Yerrinbool, with two unlocked vehicles targeted in the same driveway at an Appennine Road residence in Yerrinbool.
A small amount of cash was taken from the centre console of a Holden Commodore station wagon parked in the driveway of a Bendooley Street home in Bowral some time between 5.30pm on May 23 and 7am on May 24.
About $20 and a pair of designer sunglasses were taken from the glove box of a Mazda sedan parked in front of a residence in Warenda Street in Bowral between 6pm on May 23 and 8.30am on May 24.
In Yerrinbool, sunglasses, a GPS unit, CDs and a golf club were taken from a Subaru parked in front of a Government Road home, while a steering wheel lock was taken from one of the two cars targeted in front of the Appennine Road residence.
A walking stick was also taken from a car parked in front of another Yerrinbool residence.
Police said in a statement that these incidents were examples of “soft targets”.
“This type of criminal behaviour has been made easier due to owner’s lack of care and responsibility,” police said.
“Despite constant reminders from police in regards to property and vehicle security people are still leaving valuables inside vehicles and leaving vehicles unsecured.”
The recent string of incidents comes after a spate of similar offences in the region in March, during which there were seven cases of theft from unlocked vehicles reported to police between 8am on March 25 and 8.20am on March 26.
Six of these occurred after 5.15pm on March 25.
Anyone who witnessed an incident or who has more information should contact Bowral Police Station on 4862 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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