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Scotland Island - Western Shores - Mackeral Beach

- July 2008 -

Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 328 July 2008     


Major Car Thefts at Church Point

In the dark hours of Monday night and Tuesday morning, a number of vehicles were broken into and vandalised while parked at Church Point.

Police have spent considerable time and effort in preparing to find the culprits and we all commend them for that.

Remember these rules:

Park your car in an area that is well-lit and near lots of people.
Keep the windows rolled up and the car locked, even if it's parked at your own house.
Keep valuables in your car hidden. Consider buying a removable stereo face to keep in your trunk or carry with you.
Consider buying a visible mechanical locking device to lock the steering wheel, and/or a car  theft alarm system.
Install locking lug nuts to prevent your custom wheels or externally mounted spare tyre from being stolen.
Keep in mind when purchasing a new car that some makes and models have a higher incidence of theft than others.
Keep your car registration with you instead of in the glove compartment so that thieves cannot produce these documents if stopped by police.
Disconnect either the battery or the coil wire from the distributor cap if you have to leave your car unattended for an extended period of time. Car thieves will often not have the time or the desire to diagnose why the car won't start.


A mobile phone, probably from one of the broken into vehicles was found. Ring 0407244677 to recover it.



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