Police issue warning to GC tradies following spike in tool thefts from cars

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.


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.