GC residents warned as thieves target cars parked in driveways

Gold Coast police are warning residents to ensure they lock their cars and remove all valuables following a spike in the number of vehicles being broken into.

Police say that most of the break-ins have occurred within the Pimpama Estates and are occurring to vehicles parked in the driveway or on the streets between the hours of 10pm and 3am.

“Disturbingly, in a large number of cases the vehicles were not locked,” police said.


“Whilst the actual number of vehicles left unlocked is not high, from experience we know that if we make it easy for criminals, they have a tendency to return and also pass this information onto associates.”

Motorists are reminded to:
• Lock your vehicles doors
• Ensure windows are up
• Do not have valuables on display and do not leave wallets or ID in your vehicle overnight
• Don’t park vehicles in vulnerable positions; and
• Use anti-theft devices e.g. steering locks, alarms, engine immobilisers etc.

Detectives are keen to view any CCTV footage obtained by residents in the hope to catch the thieves.