Murray Bridge car break ins see police urge for vehicle security vigilance

Murray Bridge police urge community to keep a look out after car break-ins

Murray Bridge Police would like to remind the community to be vigilant with vehicle security following two car break-ins overnight.

Early in the morning of Wednesday, December 1 cars parked in driveways on Melaleuca Way in Murray Bridge were broken into and items including an ARB Element car fridge, a dual battery system and four life jackets were stolen.

Police are appealing for witnesses or any residents in the area who may have CCTV to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au

Police encourage the community to report any suspicious behaviour, regardless of the time of day or night, by calling the police assistance line on 131 444.

To reduce your chances of becoming a victim of theft, please consider the following security tips:

  • Ensure all valuables are removed from your vehicle or conceal them in the boot of the vehicle before arriving at your destination.
  • Lock your vehicle doors and close windows.
  • At night park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
  • Park your vehicle in a garage at night where possible.
  • Avoid hiding a second set of keys in the vehicle - if the vehicle is broken into, they may find the keys and take the car as well as your valuables.
  • Avoid placing bags and wallets on the passenger seat where they could be easily grabbed.

Further motor vehicle crime prevention advice is available on the SA Police website at:https://www.police.sa.gov.au/your-safety/crime-prevention-and-security/safety-and-security-tips.

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