WAGGA residents have once again been reminded to keep their vehicles locked after footage revealed a trio attempting to open car doors overnight.
Police received multiple reports of attempted vehicle break-ins from early on Wednesday morning, with three occurring in Glenfield Park.
One womans's CCTV cameras caught a man trying to open her two car doors just after 2.30am on Nunkeri Street, before fleeing on foot with another person after her dog's barking scared them off.
A separate attempt took place on Willang Crescent around the same time.
Nothing was reported stolen as each vehicle had their doors locked. Officers from the Riverina Police District are investigating the incidents, but stated the attempts should act as motivation for the community to lock their cars and homes.
In other news:
Police are urging the community to follow these crime prevention tips:
- When you leave your car unattended, even for short periods, close all windows, remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors. Remember, it's an offence under the Australian Road Rules to leave your car unlocked;
- Ensure that you have removed all property, especially mobile phones, clothing, wallets/purses, bags and money in consoles
- Never leave important identification documents or cards in your vehicle when it is left unattended.
- Use caution when taking goods to your motor vehicle in shopping centres. Some thieves watch owners take property to their motor vehicles and steal the items when they leave to continue shopping.
- Tradespeople who may not be able to remove items from their vehicles should try and secure their tools and equipment in locked cabinets or fit a locked canopy to their trays.
- Report any suspicious activity you see in your street or places you are visiting; people walking around parked cars without a purpose or trying door handles should be reported to the police.