Thefts from cars continue

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Sen. Sgt Mark Smith says the community is becoming more involved in preventing crime by reporting these incidents.
Camera IconSen. Sgt Mark Smith says the community is becoming more involved in preventing crime by reporting these incidents.

Theft from cars is one of the most commonly reported crimes in the Eaton area and police are saying people need to start taking the necessary precautions to prevent it.

It is an opportunistic crime that is both low risk and high yield, but Sen. Sgt Mark Smith argues that people can avoid being targeted.

“Reducing crime is a joint responsibility and everyone has a role to play,” Sgt Smith said.

“The reason we are seeing theft from vehicles occurring is because of the amount of property and high value items left in vehicles.”

Avoiding these situations is simple. Sgt Smith strongly suggests individuals remove their valuables from their vehicles.

“Make your car seem less attractive to thieves,” he said.

“That one simple act alone can prevent people from being a victim of crime.”

Sen. Sgt Mark Smith says the community is becoming more involved in preventing crime by reporting these incidents.

“We’re getting a great response from the community in relation to these offences and we encourage people to keep it up,” he said.

“We are working closely with other government agencies in relation to crime in Eaton area.”

“If people hear car alarms or dogs barking at a time it’s not right, particularly in the early hours of the morning, give police a call because we may only be around the corner looking for them.”

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