Gold Coast tradies are being warned to ensure they lock up their cars and tool boxes following a spike in thefts in the Southport and Labrador area.
“The Southport Division has experienced a number of offences relating to theft of tools from trade vehicles, as well as a number of offences where vehicles have been left unlocked,” police said in a statement.
It’s believed opportunistic thieves are targeting trade vehicles with trailers and lockable storage compartments, with owners of these types of vehicles urged to take extra precaution when leaving their vehicles unattended.
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Owners are also being asked to ensure they have a robust locking system in place to provide the best possible deterrent to limit opportunistic crime.