Lock cars and remove valuables: police sticker campaign

BALLARAT residents are being reminded to lock their vehicles and remove valuables from their cars through the latest police campaign. 

Senior Constable Janine Walker puts a sticker on a rubbish bin to warn residents about an increase in thefts from vehicles in the area.

Senior Constable Janine Walker puts a sticker on a rubbish bin to warn residents about an increase in thefts from vehicles in the area.

Residents who live in Drummond Street will notice the campaign, with large, reflective stickers being attached to rubbish bins on the street to remind drivers  to lock their cars. 

Leading Senior Constable Janine Walker, of Ballarat police, said the stickers were part of an awareness campaign.

“My advice to residents is to lock your vehicle and remove all of your valuables,” she said.

“Just because your car is in your driveway, unlocked with valuables inside, doesn’t mean some opportunistic offender is not going to come along and see what he or she is going to find. 

“People in Ballarat have become quite complacent in terms of locking their vehicles and leaving valuables in their cars and here in Drummond Street, it is basically over-represented in the numbers over the past 12 months.”

Large electronic signs are also being placed on other streets reminding people of similar issues.

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