Take extra care to avoid theft

POLICE are urging people to take extra care to secure their personal belongings, following a number of thefts in the area. Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command Police are issuing tips to help people stay safe and reduce opportunities for crime.

Senior Constable Amy Chinner, the Crime Prevention Officer for the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command said being careful and alert and sharing information could help prevent crime and make the community safer.

"By leaving valuables in an unattended motor vehicle, the opportunity to become a victim is increased," said Senior Constable Chinner. "Don't tempt thieves by leaving valuables in a vehicle."

Coffs/Clarence police offer this advice:

n Personal Security: Don't put your bag on top of your vehicle while unloading shopping.

n Lock your car doors to avoid your bag being stolen at traffic lights.

n Don't put your bag on counters or in shopping trolleys.

n Leave spare keys with a trusted friend.

n Keep a photographic record of your jewellery and engrave all portable items, like your television and DVD player with your name, address and licence number.



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