Residents urged to keep cars locked
Residents should keep their cars locked and be careful where they stored car keys, the Rotary Club of Woy Woy has been told in talk by local police.
Senior Constable Rachael Scott, stationed at Gosford, spoke to the Rotary club at its September 24 meeting.
Sen Const Scott told the club that stealing from motor vehicles on the Peninsula was a current problem
Club publicity officer Mr Vic Deeble said: "She encouraged us all to be on the look-out and to keep our vehicles locked when not in use.
"Storage of keys was also an issue, as it was common for thieves to find a car key in the house and then to use it to steal the car that is parked outside or in the garage.
"She stated that most stolen cars were unlocked.
"Personal documents should not be left in cars as they could be used for identity theft."
Sen Const Scott told the club that a police colleague had parked his car in a commuter carpark where cars were broken into and his glove box opened which contained a statement from the Police Bank.
"The thieves then knew that he was associated with the police and removed his steering wheel," Mr Deeble said.
Newsletter, 1 Oct 2019
Vic Deeble, Rotary Club of Woy Woy