Yanchep Police warn of trend in theft of valuables from unlocked cars


Sergeant Chris Wride.
Sergeant Chris Wride.

YANCHEP Police are reminding people to remove valuables from and lock their cars following three thefts last night.

Sergeant Chris Wride said there were three thefts from vehicles in Yanchep and Two Rocks reported overnight, and in each case, the cars had not been locked.

Sgt Wride said it was part of a trend across the sub-district.

“Going over the statistics for February, we had about 17 stealings from motor vehicles in Alkimos and Eglinton,” he said.

“Fifteen of those were unlocked on unknown entry, taking things like wallets.

“It doesn’t help us if people are not taking responsibility for their belongings.

“Make sure your vehicle is locked and make sure there are no valuables in it – that includes lap tops and wallets.”

Toolboxes and work utes had also been targeted, according to Sgt Wride, who urged tradespeople to use strong locks.

He said police were investigating the thefts and had increased patrols, but urged people to report suspicious activity immediately by calling 131 444.