Shopping centre display to show how quickly car theft can happen


Cannington Police Sergeant Matt Sharp with Warren Alexander and City of Canning Community Safety Liaison Officer Cara Finch.
Cannington Police Sergeant Matt Sharp with Warren Alexander and City of Canning Community Safety Liaison Officer Cara Finch.

AN unlocked display car at shopping centres will challenge people to find valuables in a bid to show how quickly car theft can happen.

Supported by WA Police the campaign aims to raise awareness that it takes less than 60 seconds to steal from a vehicle and hopes to encourage people to be proactive in a bid to reduce car theft.

As part of the display, visitors will be challenged to find all the valuable items.

The car will also feature a television screen that will show CCTV footage of real thefts from motor vehicles demonstrating just how quickly this crime can happen.

The marked vehicle will be on display at shopping centres, local events and hot spot locations throughout the South East Metropolitan District and will display items commonly targeted by opportunistic thieves, such as mobile phones, computer tablets and cash.

The City of Canning has partnered with the Cities of Armadale, Belmont, Gosnells, South Perth the Town of Victoria Park and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.