Bibra Lake: Neighbourhood Watch packs will prevent crime


Sergeant Paul Thornton with a crime prevention pack.           d465029
Sergeant Paul Thornton with a crime prevention pack.         d465029

THERE is a fresh push to halt crime involving motor vehicles.

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers will set up at Bunnings in Bibra Lake on Saturday to offer small packs with information and tools to prevent theft from vehicles.

Included in the pack will be tamper-proof number plate screws and a detachable card reading “All valuable items have been removed from this vehicle”.

This card can be displayed in the vehicles.

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Local police will also be on hand to offer advice.

Detective Sergeant Paul Thornton said vehicles were like a shop window to thieves, with cash, credit cards, bags, and other personal items just one smashed window away from being stolen.

He said number plate theft was an ongoing issue, with |an average of 400 reports |of number plate theft each month across WA.

“We want to heighten community awareness around this crime, lower theft and hopefully see a reduction in crime overall,” he said.

The impact of the event would depend on the public being vigilant.

“There is no point doing this if (people) are just going to put the pack in their glove box,” Sgt Thornton said.