Car thefts in Leongatha

LEONGATHA residents are being warned to lock their vehicles, after 21 reported thefts from motor vehicles in April.
Police say the vast majority of the thefts have come from unlocked cars at residential premises, with the thefts occurring during the night hours. 
They believe, however, the 21 reported thefts would only be the tip of the iceberg.
Thefts from cars are often due to valuables being left in plain sight or doors and windows being left unlocked. Thefts can occur at any time, so it is important not to present an easy opportunity to thieves.
Police are urging Leongatha residents to observe the following:
• Do not leave any valuables in your vehicles. 
• If you must leave valuables in your car, place them in your boot without being seen. 
• Do not leave house keys or garage door remotes in your car as they may be stolen and used in home burglaries. 
• Lock your car – always physically check it is locked, even when parking at home or just leaving your car for a moment. 
• Close all windows – including sunroof. 
• Park in a locked garage if possible. 
• Park off the street in your driveway if you don’t have a garage.
• Park in a well-lit area to increase the risk that others will detect theives.
For further crime prevention information, visit the Victoria Police website at https://www.police.vic.gov.au

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