Free scooter alarms available to Mandurah owners

CITY of Mandurah, WA Police and Bunnings have again joined forces to help protect motorised scooters from theft.

On Saturday, April 29 from 10am-noon, staff from the City and WA Police will be at Bunnings offering free alarms for mopeds and scooters and will also fit them free of charge.

Free anti-theft licence plate screws will also be available.

According to WA Police figures for WA, 784 scooters and mopeds were stolen during the 2015-16 financial year, a decrease on the 2012-13 financial year when 1263 scooters were stolen.

Since the program started in 2013, close to 350 scooters have been fitted with alarms.

The program was last offered last December.

Scooters are often seen as an easy target for theft as they are lightweight and lack anchor points for locking and securing.

The City received a grant from WA Police to buy the scooter alarms and have a limited number left to distribute to Mandurah scooter owners.

The aim of the project is to reduce scooter thefts in Mandurah and increase the community’s vigilance and awareness of good storage solutions for lightweight vehicles such as scooters and motorbikes.

At the fitting, applicants will need to provide a copy of their registration papers and their driver’s licence.

Those unable to make it on the day can contact the Community Safety team on 9550 3777 or safermandurah@mandurah.wa.gov.au.