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Police urge locals to secure belongings after increased vehicle theft

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Authorities are warning locals to be more careful with their belongings following an increase in vehicle burglaries.
Camera IconAuthorities are warning locals to be more careful with their belongings following an increase in vehicle burglaries. Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

Authorities are warning locals to be more careful with their belongings following an increase in vehicle burglaries.

Busselton police are warning the community not to leave valuables in their car after observing an increase in stealing from both boats and cars in the Port Geographe area.

Senior Sergeant James Bradley said people should practise common sense.

“Just make sure you are always locking your doors when you leave your vehicle and any valuables that are inside are hidden out of sight,” he said.

“A lot of the recent theft we have been seeing is either people who are leaving cars unlocked or have valuables out in the open causing a lot of smash-and-grabs.”

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Locals with boats moored in the marina are urged to double-check their vessels for any property left behind to avoid having it stolen in the future.

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