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Reduce Vehicle Crime – rob thieves of opportunity

Reduce Vehicle Crime – rob thieves of opportunity

Summer Vehicle Crime Initiative at West Coast Beaches and Waitakere Ranges

Car thieves beware!

Waitakere’s Council, Police, ARC and the community have joined forces to fight vehicle crime at West Coast beaches and the Waitakere Ranges this holiday season.

“Thieves thrive on opportunity, so we are getting together to help motorists have a happy end to their day at the beach, instead of finding their car stolen or broken into,” says Mayor Bob Harvey.

“We are focusing on the beaches and ranges, which are badly hit by car thieves. Everyone can help, by making it harder for thieves to break into cars – by robbing them of opportunities. Make it harder for them!”

“The West Coast Beach activity kicking in this summer period is only one aspect of the multi-agency partnership focusing on crime in Waitakere,” he says

10 top tips to reduce vehicle crime

- If they see it – they will steal it!
- Never leave anything on display
- Remove all valuables and possessions
- Always lock and secure your vehicle
- Use a steering wheel lock
- Professionally install an engine immobiliser and alarm
- Fit locking wheel nuts
- Have identification numbers etched onto your vehicle
- Apply security marking to all equipment
- Thoroughly check the history of your vehicle prior to purchase

Safe Plates initiative - A special offer to fit thief-proof number-plate screws

Here’s how to beat crooks at their own game and be. Make sure your car’s number plates are resistant to theft. For a gold coin donation, your car can be fitted with tamper-resistant screws at the following locations: (Will advise times

Thurs 15 Dec 05 at Caltex Petrol Stn, Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu
Fri 13 Jan 06 at a West Coast Beach (location to be arranged)
Thurs 26 Jan 06 at Mitre 10 Mega, Lincoln Rd, Henderson

Safe Plates is sponsored by Caltex, Mitre 10 and Anzor.


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