BAYSIDE Patrol crime prevention coordinator Sergeant Chris Hebblethwaite has urged residents to lock their cars and keep valuables hidden.
The advice has come after wallets, containing personal identification, were stolen from two unlocked cars parked in the Redlands in the past week.
“Remove or place out of sight all valuables and personal documents,” Sergeant Hebblethwaite said.
He said the theft of personal identification was linked to an increase in identity fraud, which has risen by 32.1 per cent in the past year.
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Theft from car
Bank cards and other personal property was taken from an unlocked car parked on Winchester Road about noon on Monday, November 13.
Break and enter
Tools were taken from a Marcoola Street building site after an under construction home’s garage pedestrian door was opened.
Police said the incident happened sometime throughout Saturday, November 11 and the next day.
Theft and vandalism
A car parked for a week at Weinam Creek ferry terminal was targeted between Monday, November 6 and Monday, November 13.
Police said the vehicle’s registration plates were pulled off, its tyres deflated and bonnet and boot scratched with markings.
The car was a grey Ford Telsta.
Theft from car
A wallet was pinched from a car parked at Redland Bay Golf Club about 10am on Monday, November 13.
Police said the vehicle had been left unlocked by a staff member who had been carrying items to put back into the car.
Those with information can contact Policelink on 131 444. To make an anonymous report, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.