Neighbourhood Watch are helping local police turn the screws on licence place thefts within the Sunshine Coast District by reminding vehicle owners to secure their plates in a new promotional campaign.
Funded by Australasia Neighbourhood Watch air freshners will be distributed to drivers with the message secure your plates and reduce number plates thefts.
Number plate theft is of great concern to the community as stolen number plates can be used by offenders in an attempt to make their identification more difficult.
These one way screws can’t be removed with conventional tools, with the removal tools only being available at local police stations.
Since the start of the year there has been 110 licence plates thefts in the Sunshine Coast District, 29 of those were stolen in the Maroochydore Police division.
Local police urge all vehicle owners to fit one way screws to their number plates to prevent theft.
Air fresheners will be distributed free through he Maroochydore NHW groups or call in to the Mooloolaba, Buderim or Plaza Police Beats or the Maroochydore Police Station to pick them up . One way screws are available to purchase from leading auto retailers.