HIGH value car thefts have gone through the roof, according to Community Engagement Officer Sergeant Paul Trimble.
Sgt Trimble has a few tips to prevent the theft of the pride and joy.
“Don’t leave car keys on tables, benches, desks or key hooks at home,” he said.
“Hang the keys out of sight and put them away so they aren’t in close range.
“You can even hide them in a safe place.”
Sgt Trimble said thieves are targeting cars like Holden GTSs and HSVs.
“Then they’re going on joy rides and doing other criminal things with them,” he said.
Sgt Trimble said it is also important to put the car away and lock the house up.
“Even when you’re home, lock the house,” he said.
“If no one is home during the day try to get an alarm or a dog.”