LOCALS are being urged to continue securing their property following a recent lull in thefts around the shire.
Vehicle theft and stolen property numbers have taken a dip in recent weeks with police carrying out frequent patrols and looking to stamp out the behavior.
However, Oxley Inspector Michael Wurth is urging locals not to get complacent in light of the drop off in thefts.
“There are a lot of things people can do to ensure they are not the victims of opportunistic thieves,” Inspector Wurth said.
“Things like: not keeping valuables and personal items in your car or leaving anything that might be tempting to a thief.
“If you park in a garage, make sure it is locked and keep your keys in a safe place inside the house.
“Unfortunately, we have seen a recent trend of people stealing keys from inside the house before stealing vehicles.
“It’s really important that everyone continues to stay vigilant and not get complacent.”
Inspector Wurth said any suspicious behavior should be reported to police.
“By ensuring your property is secure, opportunistic thieves will have little chance of making you the victim,” he said.
“As well as that, any information regarding suspicious activity or theft should be reported to police as soon as possible.
“Rest assured we are continuing to do our best to stamp out theft in our community.”
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